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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MUDCRUTCH has more jammy, expansive guitar work than any Petty record ever....The songs are mythic Americana: With help from his bandmates, Petty creates a vivid cast of road dogs, strippers and junkies that conjures Gram Parsons' Bible-haunted Southerners..."Rolling Stone (p.92) - Ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "It's the country-rock classic Tom Petty's old band never got to..."Entertainment Weekly (p.64) - "[H]is vocals have rarely sounded more quaveringly beautiful than they do on honky-tonk lament 'Orphan of the Storm.'" -- Grade: B+Dirty Linen (p.46) - "Recorded live with no overdubs, the sound of Mudcrutch is tight, with a little bit of a folky edge..."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Scare Easy,' the single, and 'Bootleg Flyer,' reminiscent of Petty's classic 'American Girl,' are the standouts on this collection of rough and ragged, feel-good country-rock."16.52801

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Dirty Linen (p.82) - "The tunes are played with power, but not with brute force. A broad pallet of time signatures is explored..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey have a remarkably clean, fluent sound, whipping up a frenzy without ever forcing the issue."11.87786

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Dirty Linen (p.65) - "Holcombe's vocals remain as ragged as ever, his finger picking is still frenetic, and his stream-of-consciousness poetry hasn't lost that aggressive edge."Harp (magazine) (p.102) - "Holcombe fuses sweet love songs and back-porch pickers with hillbilly blues and lonely ballads through a voice that sounds like Tom Waits gargling gravel. It's an intoxicating blend..."9.50603

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Rolling Stone (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MINUTES is honed, metallic pop with a hip-hop stride and a wake-up kick."Rolling Stone (p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "[T]heir metallic crunch is as brutal and efficient as ever..."Spin (p.97) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey give their sound a dramatic makeover with help from producer Rick Rubin....The arena-emo hooks are still there..."9.487327

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Rolling Stone (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The guitar interplay between Young and original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten is breathtakingly sharp..."Rolling Stone (p.110) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "'Cowgirl in the Sand' is stuttering fuzz-guitar ecstasy."Spin (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n the 14-minute 'Cowgirl in the Sand,' everyone is immortal."Entertainment Weekly (p.109) - "[The album] finds him in March 1970, transforming the twang of his second solo LP into a string-scraping squall." -- Grade: B+Q (p.146) - "Live At The Fillmore East finds Young and Crazy Horse in fine form. As ever, Young's plaintive voice is set against the band's rolling thunder..."CMJ (p.43) - "[T]his backwards glance features original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten....[A] significant piece of history..."Dirty Linen (p.43) - "[The album] rocks hard, and after almost 36 years still sounds fresh and contemporary."9.468623

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Rolling Stone (p.75) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith Mick Jagger dishing about groupies, drugs, cops, hustlers, ex-wives, paternity suits and other joys of life in the Big Apple."Rolling Stone (p.75) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "1978 original's gnarly decadence is doubled with outtakes, some with recent buffing."Entertainment Weekly (p.77) - "[With] stellar remastered highlights...[including] 'Miss You' and 'Beast of Burden.'"Magnet (p.59) - "It's the sound of the band's creative spark and musical engine, Keith Richards waking up, rejuvenated by the introduction of Ronnie Wood....It's tight, focused, lean and mean..."NME (Magazine) (7/9/94, p.43) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...a sardonic collection of snotty three-chorders...that swagger, that guitar, and those drums were back..."Paste (magazine) - "[T]he record was both a staggering return to form and an inspired leap forward for a band generally thought to be in their twilight years of creativity."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a genuinely-desirable salvo from the ever-rolling Stones cannon."Uncut (magazine) (p.98) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Above all, SOME GIRLS teemed with the sights, sounds, distractions and energy of New York."9.466756

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Rolling Stone (pp.73-74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's lots of enlightened riff-rock and splashes of color....The band's singular groove is as self-sustaining as ever..."Entertainment Weekly (No. 819, p.84) - "[T]he disc hopscotches among a dizzying array of sounds and approaches..." - Grade: A-Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]ow they're changing...to folk-funk/hardcore-gospel! The fundamental is the intimacy gathered around Matthews' new frontporch growl."8.310762

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Spin (p.60) - Ranked #39 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[F]or indie rock that's obsessed with history, that decayed-reel production feels right."Entertainment Weekly (No. 842, p.95) - "...APOLOGIES is the stuff fanzine dreams are made of..." - Grade: B+Magnet (p.112) - "Wolf Parade hails from Montreal, courts a post-punk-informed sound, has a vocalist whose quirky tenor yelp recalls David Byrne and attained early buzz-band status on the strength of its energetic, emotional performances."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's a turbulent, ever mood-shifting listen - perhaps rather of its time....Engaging, inventive and emotionally charged..."8.301411

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Rolling Stone (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 - "R.E.M. here resemble their classic selves."Rolling Stone (p.151) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[A] disc of frankly spiritual and acutely topical protest ballads, draped in futuristic PET SOUNDS strum and hum."Spin (pp.112-14) - "AROUND THE SUN is R.E.M.'s return to folk-rock chamber music..." - Grade: B-Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "These 13 songs are sung by people exhausted by the trials of their country, haunted by ghosts of its promise, tentatively hopeful of renewal or reconciliation."Uncut (p.75) - Ranked #16 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] set of powerfully reflective songs populated by the walking wounded rather than shiny happy people."Alternative Press (p.113) - "Thirteen studio albums into their career, R.E.M. can still throw listeners for a loop. 'The Outsiders' is as velvety smooth as Massive Attack..." - 4 out of 58.293005

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Rolling Stone (1/25/95, p.53) - Voted Best Reissue Album in the 1995 Critic's Poll.Q (3/00, p.126) - Included in Q Magazine's "Best Relationship Albums Of All Time" - "...due to the chaotic state of his finances Gaye was ordered to give the profits of his next album to his ex-wife [Anna Gordy]. Result: this bizarre but gripping double, a bitterness concept album designed to make as little money as possible..."Uncut (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he most audacious, outrageous, darkly fascinating, musically complex and compelling work of Marvin's career."Alternative Press (5/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Breakup Albums" - "...Some of the most personal material he ever recorded..."Magnet (p.115) - "HERE, MY DEAR is arguably the most untethered ode to the dissolution of love ever recorded....One of pop's defining concept works."Vibe (5/94, p.105) - "...incorporates all of his techniques: sweet doo-wop romanticism...pop-gospel yearnings...and soul abandon...amid what could be called his most personal of records...Gaye may have been at his most lucid: vocally inventive, musically experimental, and finally, emotionally unrestrained...."Q (Magazine) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he artist within prevailed and his flaying of every slippery, hurtful machination two people could possibly immerse themselves in during divorce gave way to a blunt appraisal of the relationship..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] collision of warm singing and playing behind coolly calculated verbal stilettos..."Blender (Magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is Gaye's most playable album....Gaye was the rare overextended romantic wreck who could make something of his failures."Record Collector (magazine) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith his heart worn firmly on his sleeve and with music at turns mournful and transcendental....Thirty years on it still sounds dangerous, illicit and thrilling."8.282862

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Rolling Stone (5/29/97, pp.47-48) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...COLOUR has a big, radio-ready, modern-rock sound....gives the impression that Grohl is working out some romantic issues--there are lots of relationship tunes both about breaking up and about a new love..."Spin (7/97, p.113) - 6 (out of 10) - "...That's Dave Grohl, a simple rock guy in a simple rock band who occasionally manages to write some really good songs. He'll probably never come up with a godhead masterpiece, but then again, he already played drums on one."Entertainment Weekly (5/23/97, pp.62-63) - "...The band heard on THE COLOUR & THE SHAPE is not a ragtag slacker unit but a bunch of confident, powerful pros--brawny, metallic, able to shift gears and tempos on a dime....In fact, the album often feels like the new-wave metal Metallica should have but didn't concoct with LOAD..." - Rating: BQ (1/03, p.54) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #21 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #46 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.8.282707

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Rolling Stone (p.72) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] high-water mark of hip-hop's golden age of sampling....PAUL'S BOUTIQUE became a dense, dizzying collision of lyrical references..."Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.105) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records" - "...Their accidental turn into great artists..."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.134) - Ranked #156 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[I]t ambitiously stitches together song fragments in a way rarely seen before or since."Rolling Stone (2/6/03, p.65) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A celebration of American junk culture that is still blowing minds today - even fourteen years of obsessive listening can't exhaust all the musical and lyrical jokes crammed into PAUL'S BOUTIQUE..."Spin (p.95) - "Dense, arty, and with enough production hijinks to fill a junkshop, it honored hip-hop history while predicting the future."Q (1/95, p.268) - 3 Stars - Good - "...betters its Bud-spraying predecessor on all counts: slower, funkier, funnier more diverse in reference....there is upbeat fun...silliness...and brooding invention..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Put together on samplers with tiny memories, small fragments of staggeringly disparate musics drop in, then are snatched away abruptly; rhythms and melodies remain in focus as textures and sounds constantly shift."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.125) - "...An album which shredded the rulebook. From 'Psycho' to 'Superfly', from Sly Stone to Ringo's dope beats on SGT. PEPPER, there's so much going on here that it sounds like a compilation....one of the most inventive rap albums ever made."NME (Magazine) (11/19/94, p.46) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Five years on from its release way back in August '89, [PAUL'S BOUTIQUE] is still an electrifying blast of cool....If you thought ILL COMMUNICATION was cool, check its younger incarnation..."Pitchfork (Website) - "PAUL'S BOUTIQUE is a landmark in the art of sampling, a reinvention of a group that looked like it was heading for a gimmicky early dead-end, and a harbinger of the pop-culture obsessions and referential touchstones that would come to define the ensuing decades' postmodern identity..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[M]usic that seemed to digest all that had gone before it....An astonishing coming of age document..."7.136498

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Rolling Stone (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 - "R.E.M. here resemble their classic selves."Rolling Stone (p.151) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[A] disc of frankly spiritual and acutely topical protest ballads, draped in futuristic PET SOUNDS strum and hum."Spin (pp.112-14) - "AROUND THE SUN is R.E.M.'s return to folk-rock chamber music..." - Grade: B-Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "These 13 songs are sung by people exhausted by the trials of their country, haunted by ghosts of its promise, tentatively hopeful of renewal or reconciliation."Uncut (p.75) - Ranked #16 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] set of powerfully reflective songs populated by the walking wounded rather than shiny happy people."Alternative Press (p.113) - "Thirteen studio albums into their career, R.E.M. can still throw listeners for a loop. 'The Outsiders' is as velvety smooth as Massive Attack..." - 4 out of 57.116441

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Rolling Stone (1/7/71, p.46) - "..an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, a triumph...an album of striking honesty and force.."Rolling Stone (10/12/00, p.94) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...An album that is simultaneously modest and bold...[it] has stood up well to the passing of time....a bracing air of creative liberation..."Entertainment Weekly (1/26/01, p.103) - "...Brighter, remastered sonics....Harrison and Phil Spector's Wall of Krishna Sound is still majestically congested, and the songs are so strong that Harrison would never top them. Even the jams feel refreshing in their looseness..." - Rating: A-Q (3/01, pp.122-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Rock and religion have rarely, if ever, been so happily conjoined....it remains the single most satisfying collection of any solo Beatle, maybe sounding even fresher for being sidelined so long..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.96) - "...His best and most accomplished work..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Included in Mojo's "Best Reissues of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, pp.86-7) - "...This remains the best Beatles solo album....oozing both the goggle-eyed joy of creative emancipation and the sense of someone pushing himself to the limit..."7.115495

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Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[S]inger Shirley Manson's sultry bluster on late-'80s industrial chugger 'Man on a Wire' is electric, and PEOPLE's title track deftly threads blues licks through a '60s psychedelic needle." -- Grade: BAlternative Press (p.81) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]old digital brushstrokes and heavy rock elements alternate with mellower flourishes. Garbage were always futuristic, but this album proves they're still ahead of the curve."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "'Big Bright World' is simply a grand electronic pop-rock take-off....This is what Garbage sound like with batteries recharged."Q (Magazine) (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his comeback is as startling as it needs to be....It's preposterously exciting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's back to that brutally streamlined, digitised power-pop, more technically savvy than ever, as you'd expect from Butch Vig's studio nous."7.115495

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