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CMJ - "Stuyvesant, the high-energy indie rock band from New Jersey, is unabashedly, and refreshingly, forward with its intention to lose all pretenses and just play good rock music."11.66936

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Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.81) - "...Among the extras for diehards to gorge on: a CD's worth of unreleased live outtakes from 1972's ROCK OF AGES, including 4 songs with Bob Dylan." - Rating: AQ (7/01, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Slicker and more contemporary [than previous releases]...a farewell to their heyday, bolstered by a superbly haphazard cover of 'Lovin' You Is Sweeter Than Ever'..."Down Beat (10/01, p.66) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...They put across their best songs and a few covers with touches of ecstasy..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/01, p.123) - "...A radically restructred live album, their past glories terrifically enhanced by the presence of Allen Toussaint's crack horn section...Now with an additional 10 tracks, the entire concert is presented as it was..."6.509216

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.96) - Ranked #16 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...No one disputes the album's luxuriant tangle of guitars, the gritty directness in Dylan's voice and the magnificent confessional force of his writing..."Q (1/03, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"Q (12/93, p.131) - 5 Stars (out of 5) - "...Suddenly Dylan no longer seemed to be straining to recapture the surreal poetic torrents of the '60s....this is probably Dylan's most complete and most unified album--and yes, damnit, his best..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Breakup Albums" - "...Dylan has never been so thematically clear....representing a man full of regret and misery, singing through his tears."Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyQ (Magazine) (p.110) - "Against the backdrop of his own collapsing marriage, it's as close as he ever got to the confessional school of singer-songwriters..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #85 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #29 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of The '70s."NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #13 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...A bitter, sorrowful eulogy to love and the pain of breaking up."6.478684

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The Wire (p.57) - "The group's love and knowledge of folk and psychedelia is really to the fore on this collection, as they both unravel and knit them back together in bolder, ever wiggier patterns."CMJ - "EARTH SOUND SYSTEM is structured with actual musical tracks interspersed between organized chaotic electronica....5.034565

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Rolling Stone (pp.73-74) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith the shortest, tightest, punkiest tunes they've ever banged out....Eddie Vedder's heart-on-fire vocals are the main attraction, as always."Spin (p.76) - "The band hasn't put together a trifecta this energized and from-the-gut in a decade..."Billboard (p.52) - "The whole album has a pleasurable mix of lean, mean rock'n'roll and pensive ballads that reflect both the state of the world and the band's place in it."Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's largely characterised by joyous new wave-influenced rock'n'roll, and for the first time in their 19-year career, Pearl Jam actually sound -- whisper it -- fun."Paste (magazine) (p.50) - "Most of their new album's first half alternates between gritty guitar-led jams and able pop-rock..."5.022455

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CMJ - "Scott serves up an eclectic, woozy singer-songwriter songs that draw inspiration from hallowed landmarks like NEVERMIND, EITHER/OR and LOVELESS."5.00522

$16.21
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CMJ - "Via his hyper-melodic, multicolored beats Hudson Mohawke emanates a sound that pays homage to those before him, but also hops, skips and jumps into the future."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brilliantly inventive collision of '80s golden-era hip hop, Aphex Twin-style beats and pop melodies that wouldn't be out of place on an OutKast record."Clash (magazine) - "Continually shifting between styles, using various eras as points of reference the album is capable of producing some startling moments."4.988358

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Rolling Stone (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Wainwright's voice sounds better than ever, adding the weight of history to songs that were poignant to begin with."Dirty Linen (pp.86-87) - "Projecting the kind of depth acquired only through experience, the father of Rufus and Martha brings a fresh interpretation to still-potent songs about alcoholism, parenting, and dealing with fame."Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'School Days' stands out as a poignantly melodic rumination on childhood, the acerbic 'Be Careful There's A Baby In The House' is quintessential Wainwright....Enduringly engaging music."Paste (magazine) (pp.60-61) - "With the help of producer Joe Henry, Loudon Wainwright III has been excavating his own past, and he's disgorged some hibernating gems from his first four albums, revisiting ghosts that haunted him 35 years ago."4.986156

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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."4.976474

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Avalanching metal riffs and spit-polished solos reach for the sky with a classic-rock charisma the band never went for in its youth."Spin (p.90) - "FARM sounds like old-school Dino -- gnarlier, snarlier, and better than it has any business being."Alternative Press (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t boasts some of Mascis' biggest departures under the Dino name. 'Your Weather' is a surprising interpretation of vintage Britpop..."Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Naturally J Mascis's guitar playing remains as distorted -- and dextrous -- as ever, but here his songcraft burns as brightly as his fretwork..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]ith riff-heavy slacker classics that rival past gems like 'Little Fury Things' and 'Freak Scene'. Opener 'Pieces' is a vintage display of Dinosaur Jr.'s knack for grafting unruly riffage to unabashedly bittersweet choruses."Record Collector (magazine) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It begins with 'Pieces,' its catchy, upbeat melody underpinned by Mascis' trademark noodling, feedback-drenched guitar."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FARM veers more towards powerpop than sludge. 'Friends' is a hunk of early Replacements roughage while 'Over It' is The Knack tackling 'Freak Scene'."4.966793

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Q (12/99, p.171) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Gothic Albums Of All Time - "...A voodoo Elvis preoccupied with death and the devil, Cave scaled new heights of dark, nihilistic poetry on the fifth Seeds album....Sounds like the last record you will ever hear."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "The whole band was pickled, and the album took 12 months to make. But TENDER PREY still contains at least 3 stone classics - 'The Mercy Seat', 'Deanna', and 'New Morning'..."Paste (magazine) (p.91) - "[The album showcases] a guy who's fully comfortable with his hallucinogenic gift for literate terror..."Uncut (magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "TENDER PREY is the bridge between the glorious chaos of early Bad Seeds and the slightly revered Nick Cave of LATER..."3.668146

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Spin (p.69) - [I]mpressionistic sketches like 'Walking in My Sleep' and 'City of Sounds' blend vagueness and anxiety in a way that's deeply unsettling."CMJ - "The sound here is fuller and more electronic than her debut....It manages to be so different that you may forget it's a Kathryn Calder album until you hear her uniquely angelic voice."3.653733

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Spin (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "MOODY MOTORCYCEL is indefatigably laid-back....On the duo's best songs, they harmonize like Simon & Garfunkel shutting their eyes against approaching shades of winter."CMJ - "[A]n album of subdued acoustic tracks, complete with the occasional doo-wop ballad, fingerpicked duets and some of the catchiest up-tempo writing either Thorburn or Guthrie have ever produced..."3.619532

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat's most striking is Plant's vocal versatility....The two most striking songs are the most left-field, both penned by the brooding husband-wife indie-rock band Low."Entertainment Weekly (p.139) - "Plant sounds vocally reenergized on this covers-heavy follow-up to his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration, RAISING SAND..." -- Grade: A-Billboard (p.28) - "[T]he Plant-Miller original 'Central Two-O-Nine' is a train song so authentic in tone that it almost sounds like a Johnny Cash chestnut."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The tender, propulsive take on the late Townes Van Zandt's 'Harm's Swift Way' is a nice touch....It all adds up to more willful magic from Plant."Mojo (Publisher) (p.52) - Ranked #32 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[A] textured solo effort."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Falling In Love Again' recalls Plant's days with The Honeydrippers, his voice as sweet and emotive as it's ever been."Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rarely in his post-Zep years has Plant sung as well as he does on BAND OF JOY....The album's closing quartet of tracks is a microcosm of American folk song."Uncut (magazine) (p.37) - Ranked #5 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "BAND OF JOY found him delving deeper into Americana, assisted by Buddy Miller and another crack team of Nashville outriders."3.615059

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Q (Magazine) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Infectious, sun-bleached and psychedelic -- the welcome return of a South American institution."Clash (magazine) - "[T]hey sound refreshing and relevant as ever....It's a prog-laced psychedelic joyride of Portugese-sung folk, dark-pop and circus melodies..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It sounds like no one else but themselves -- which, naturally, also makes it one of the more inventive albums you'll hear all year."3.602646

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] new peak....In 'Colored Lights,' Wynn sounds like Tom Petty stuck in a desert town with only feedback and attitude to shoot his way out."Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is Lou Reedish deadpan voice and strong, basic imagery root around in gut insecurities..."Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "An audacious, risk-taking tour de force, it locates itself in the upper reaches of Steve Wynn's increasingly daunting canon."3.591276

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - "[The songs] were, like McQueen's acting, cool and nuanced yet tough and quietly tortured at the center."Spin (p.124) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "It wraps gossamer synths and ghostly background vocals around posh melodies that nod as much to Sondheim and Gershwin as to the rock canon."Q (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir work still stands up, especially STEVE MCQUEEN, the most succinct expression of McAloon's skills."Mojo (Publisher) (p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese songs are sweet postcards from the crepuscular fringes of romance, and sound as vibrant and as out of kilter as ever."3.590585

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Magnet (p.53) - "RHINE GOLD doesn't sound like it's trying to create another emo anthem, which gives its tracks a genuine, unaffected quality. Each song captures the same introspective and slightly wistful mood..."Uncut (magazine) (p.75) - "[R]ichly textured and exceedingly complex in its arrangements....[The music] harnesses synth-pop, fidgety electronica and orchestral minimalism to put you under its spell."3.590384

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he new rhythm section swerves and stomps harder than ever, making a racket worthy of Wennerstrom's voice -- a veritable mountain of sound."Entertainment Weekly (p.57) - "[The album] opens with its title track, an epic slab of country-grunge that beautifully showcases the soulful, weathered vocals of frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (p.121) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "THE MOUNTAIN brings a new rhythm section to town -- a rejuvenating transfusion for the band -- and Appalachian banjo and high-art violin swirls."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "At times THE MOUNTAIN is bleak, at times it's uplifting....In Wennerstrom's deep and brooding voice, there remains something enigmatic."Blender (Magazine) (p.62) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE MOUNTAIN is as fierce as any past Bastards recording, just more honed and hellbound."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "THE MOUNTAIN sounds best when the Bastards explore unlikelier textures, like the sinister acoustic jangle of 'Be So Happy' or the banjo-spiked ramble of 'Had To Go.'"3.580268

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]ollaborator Danger Mouse adds whimsical synth whirs, lava-lamp rhythmic burbles and even actual grooves."Spin (p.80) - "Danger Mouse produces and cowrites the creepy tunes, while Quentin Tarantino-approved soundtrack composer Daniele Luppi arranges austere strings....Costas coos anachronistically whimsical and hallucinatory lyrics..."CMJ - "[With] loads of kaleidoscopic keyboards swells whirling around, ribbiting tuba bursts, and songs about goblins that are laced with hand-claps..."Q (Magazine) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE LAST LAUGH sounds like an old folk album given a modern makeover. Costas's obsession with Arthurian legend is reflected in the imagery of dragons and jousting knights..."Pitchfork (Website) - "With contributions ranging from subliminal to unmistakable, Danger Mouse makes Costas' beatific folk sound even more beatific, more folksy -- kaleidoscopic, storybookish -- while she gives him a whimsical framework on which to hang his samples, beats, and synths."3.5767

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Spin (p.72) - "[T]he Brighton, England-based sextet bedazzle Gen-X childhood touchstones -- think the A-Team theme and proto-rap -- with crackling guitars and giddy lo-fi orchestration."Alternative Press (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "On ROLLING BLACKOUTS, the Go! Team pile fuzz bass, breakbeats, samples, melodies, double-dutch rapping and a million other things on top of each other at maximum volume, creating an incredibly singular and euphoric result."Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] songs that break new, rich ground. 'Ready To Go Steady' is their first '60s girl-group love song..."Paste (magazine) - "[O]verflowing with left-field sonic trickery....The Go! Team has a sound all their own, mixing Bond theme gusto, show tune grandeur, indie rock clutter, and '90s hip-hop swagger."Clash (magazine) - "The prominence of structure beams through and makes this more of a traditional offering than a novelty. Still unlike anything else, this is time well spent."Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a rare skill to be able to craft music this relentlessly upbeat without it ever becoming corny or cloying."3.571222

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Spin (p.76) - "'All Those Girls' is slow-burn country grunge, 'Wreckage' whispers Orbison, and 'Little Birds' recasts a tune from her old band the Be Good Tanyas as an Afro-rumba for a nighttime forest."Mojo (Publisher) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith absorbing sounds -- shimmering fiddle on Townes Van Zandt cover 'Rex's Blues'..."Paste (magazine) - "Holland's dusky voice savors every syllable, turning familiar words into wholly new forms..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - "Lyrically, Holland remains as sharp as ever on a tough, sensual collection of songs..."Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Marc Ribot shadows Holland's haunted vocal on 'The Devil's Sake' with serpentine slide guitar lines, and Ismaily's phantom groove transforms 'Wreckage' into a jukebox hit from some parallel universe."3.571222

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Rolling Stone (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "On their third album, the duo are as danceable as ever, but they've tiptoed away from straight musical pastiche, crudding up their blues boogie with low-fi fuzziness and odd-ball percussion."Spin (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "HEART ON vaults right over, taking flight on an updraft of woozy audacity and shuddering riffs."Alternative Press (p.146) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The title rack and 'Prissy Prancin' flaunt some of EODM's best assets: Booty shakin' grooves topped with loud, grimy guitars."Magnet (p.106) - "Chugging riffs and falsetto vocals abound on these 12 tracks..."Q (Magazine) (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The music] has evolved from knockabout, garage-y origins to this third album's more expansive, and potent, Peaches-meets-STICKY-FINGERS aesthetic."Clash (magazine) (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] wrangle an extensive posse to raise some hell again. HEART ON is decidedly less lo-fi than previous releases, but the boys don't travel far from their amphetamine-fueled, blues-based, hand-clapping signature sound."3.571222

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Keys' most multicolored set: A psychedelic hybrid of vintage Southern R&B, brutish British invasion rock, and country blues..."Rolling Stone (p.90) - Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "You don't count the parts inside; you just dig the sum."Spin (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Here, the Akron, Ohio twosome teams with producer Danger Mouse, who quietly unfolds in the occasional breakbeat, even adding that classic hipster signifier -- the funk flute -- to 'Same Old Thing.'"Entertainment Weekly (p.61) - "[T]he quirks enhance the power of the desolation at the Keys' core, and prove that gut-grabbing and ear-stroking needn't be mutually exclusive." -- Grade: A-Uncut (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Black Keys are on the cusp of greatness....'Lies' is Motown-apeing bliss, while 'Things Ain't What They Used To Be' is a bone fide classic."Magnet (p.98) - "[T]here's no question that singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney are proficient purveyors of heavy-duty, greased-up garage blues with a ridiculous amount of swagger."Vibe (p.74) - "[T]he album has a pedigree -- originally written for Ike Turner, A&R now stands as a graceful marker of the legend's last planned project."Q (Magazine) (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Danger Mouse's effect is apparent, the sparse guitar-and-drums template fleshed out with organ and banjo..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The signature raw blues sound is still there, but now it's spiced up with classic R&B, garage, country and even electronic flavours, all rich with melody and driving power."Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #40 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[A] cascade of country-soul, heavy-psych and melancholy balladry..."Blender (Magazine) (p.76) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir music often sounds broadcast from another planet. Thank indie-minded hip-hop producer for that; he fleshes out the band's bare-fisted approach..."Pitchfork (Website) - "ATTACK AND RELEASE subtly expands the Black Keys sound....A sequence of slow burns, the record's tempos allow you to relish the details and the textures."Clash (magazine) (p.111) - "[A] harrowingly dark yet astoundingly brilliant batch of songs..."3.571033

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he songs sound steelier than ever....Despite his rage, Vedder was also more willing than his peers to dip into folky beauty."Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.53) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (11/11/93, p.72) - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...the g-word in Pearl Jam's sound [on VS.] isn't `grunge' but `groove'....VS. isn't a one-man show--it's a group effort..."Entertainment Weekly (10/29/93, p.72) - "...Eddie keeps getting Vedder....I'm particularly impressed by that 12-second scream he emits in `Blood'..." - Rating: B-Q (1/94, p.82) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.76) - Ranked #4 in Melody Maker's list of the "Albums Of The Year" for 1993 - "...about as great as classic American rock gets..."Melody Maker (10/16/93, p.40) - "... a raw, festering wound of an album, a brilliant, relentless passion play..."Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #14 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.3.569078

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Spin (p.80) - "With Wiley's vocal attack as sharply acerbic as ever, 100% PUBLISHING is a boldly independent declaration."The Wire (p.55) - "[T]he beats on 100% PUBLISHING are often great, a set of slick variations on ravey, laser-guided halfstep."CMJ - "Wiley uses an array of sounds to sculpt his beats, drawing from the grinding whine of a dubstep-y bass, hollow industrial drums, the zap of a laser, the trill of a synth, a few keys on a piano."Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album's obvious sense of purpose -- Wiley handling all the production and MC duties -- makes a refreshing change..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Wiley switches] from underground sounds to Top 10 hits by way of diversions like the skittering avant-garde oddness of 'I Just Woke Up.'"Pitchfork (Website) - "The title track reasserts Wiley's original DIY success story, and 'Your Intuition' makes admitting past diversions and future changes into a sign of strength..."Clash (magazine) - "[S]olidly written, produced, vocalled and recorded entirely by Wiley himself....The highlights on this album can easily stand proud alongside any previous output."Uncut (magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "He's still his own muse, his raps reflecting on everything from his legacy to the minutiae of daily life..."3.569078

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Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A rough-hewn, death-haunted travelogue....Largely, this is the introspective folk rock of Bright Eyes, though there's some welcome shift away from autobiography..."Rolling Stone (p.91) - Ranked #23 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "Tracks like 'I Don't Want to Die (In the Hospital)' feel like lost Hank Williams demos."Spin (p.114) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he whole thing gels remarkably well: Each mood lets the other breathe....Bookend tracks 'Cape Canaveral' and the heartbreaking 'Milk Thistle' strike slow, sad notes, offering the naked vulnerability that inspires fans devotion and Dylan comparisons.'Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[T]his collection is admirably vivid about the melancholy of both romantic love and the world containing it." -- Grade: B+CMJ - "[W]hat's surprising is that Oberst's first solo record in twelve years sounds more like a full band record -- with its chime-in solos and instrumental accents -- than any Bright Eyes album ever did."Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he playing here has an ease to it....One has the sense of a front porch at twilight, the singing of cicadas and the smell of smoke in the air."Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Oberst always projects a spiritual generosity unknown to most footloose troubadours who can't commit."Clash (magazine) (p.114) - "[T]he songs roll along wonderfully, as the deeply intelligent and intricate lyrics tumble from the singer's mouth."3.56154

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Avalanching metal riffs and spit-polished solos reach for the sky with a classic-rock charisma the band never went for in its youth."Spin (p.90) - "FARM sounds like old-school Dino -- gnarlier, snarlier, and better than it has any business being."Alternative Press (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t boasts some of Mascis' biggest departures under the Dino name. 'Your Weather' is a surprising interpretation of vintage Britpop..."Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Naturally J Mascis's guitar playing remains as distorted -- and dextrous -- as ever, but here his songcraft burns as brightly as his fretwork..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]ith riff-heavy slacker classics that rival past gems like 'Little Fury Things' and 'Freak Scene'. Opener 'Pieces' is a vintage display of Dinosaur Jr.'s knack for grafting unruly riffage to unabashedly bittersweet choruses."Record Collector (magazine) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It begins with 'Pieces,' its catchy, upbeat melody underpinned by Mascis' trademark noodling, feedback-drenched guitar."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FARM veers more towards powerpop than sludge. 'Friends' is a hunk of early Replacements roughage while 'Over It' is The Knack tackling 'Freak Scene'."3.56154

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "All of it rocks; none of it sounds like any other band on Earth; it delivers an emotional punch....[Yorke's] voice has an R&B lilt that suits the songs' romantic directness."Rolling Stone (p.108) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "Radiohead haven't sounded this aggressive and infuriates -- so rock & roll -- since OK COMPUTER..."Spin (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a handful of gorgeous quiet-storm ballads that seem to have been imported from a time even less troubled than the late '90s."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "Using the full musical and emotional spectra to conjure breathtaking beauty, the collection is well named. It may have arrived via computer, but the vision is timeless." -- Grade: AUncut (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tender, if not sunny, mood is maintained across a beautiful suite of songs..."Uncut (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he shuffling fever-funk of 'Down Is The New Up' reaches a state of grace that very few bands ever get to achieve."The Wire (p.63) - "[T]racks like opener '15 Step' are injected with almost Rephlex-like accelerating rhythms....The album is sonically diverse..."The Wire (p.35) - Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".Down Beat (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Subtle electronics and tastefully deployed string arrangements are woven into the fabric of the tunes..."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "IN RAINBOWS still leaves Radiohead in the most enviable position: progressively perfecting their art while able to command autonomy beyond the record industry."Q (Magazine) (p.88) - Ranked #04 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "Beneath its approachable surface swam myriad subtleties, multiplying with every play."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IN RAINBOWS is a necessary masterstroke....Rejoice in a glorious moment for Radiohead, and for the art and business of rock in general."Blender (Magazine) (pp.141-142) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IN RAINBOWS formulates a lush, sensualized ideal out of vague, layered discomfort....Far more pensive and reflective than its predecessor..."Clash (magazine) (p.77) - "IN RAINBOWS shines as a magical, mysterious and multi-faceted album to cherish forever."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It] is a smashing record to actually listen to....Piano lines follow unpredictable patterns and cymbals get clipped at every other bar..."3.551858

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Rolling Stone (6/30/94, p.73) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...With one of the year's best albums, they realize their cheeky ambition: to reassert all the style and wit, boy bonding and stardom aspiration that originally made British rock so dazzling...this is explosive pop..."Spin (8/94, p.87) - Highly Recommended - "...Blur cultivates that new wave look and sound, evoking the halcyon days of yore when London produced weekly pop sensations the way today's American college towns produce Superchunk clones..."Q (10/01, p.85) - Ranked #15 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.82) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #22 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Tempered by a wistful elegiac quality that brilliantly captured England's mixture of madness and mundanity. 'This Is a Low' is one of the most poignant songs ever onthe subject of The British isles."Alternative Press (7/95, pp.94-95) - Rated #71 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95.'Alternative Press (10/94, p.74) - "...taking MODERN LIFE's `For Tomorrow' to its logical retro conclusion, but making it all seem so shiny, spanking, sparkly new, that the next time there's a '60's revival, they'll have to ask Blur if it's ok with them first..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #72 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Years ago, when albums were this magical they had titles like SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS."Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.51) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...PARKLIFE shares its ragamuffin rambunctiousness with past masters like The Small Faces and The Kinks but has a contemporary sense of the surreal..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #2 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'3.551858

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Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.Rolling Stone (p.100) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[The album] sounds crucial right now because of righteous blasts such as the title track."Q (5/02 SE, p.136) - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums".Q (6/00, p.90) - Ranked #4 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (12/99, pp.152-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...19-track, filler-free double album....the best Clash album and therefore among the very best albums ever recorded..."Q (5/02 SE, p.136) - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums".Q (6/00, p.90) - Ranked #4 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (12/99, pp.152-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...19-track, filler-free double album....the best Clash album and therefore among the very best albums ever recorded..."Uncut (p.122) - 5 stars out of 5 - "LONDON CALLING engages soul riffs, reggae beats and vintage rock'n'roll as a band of true blood brothers define their battle-scarred universe. As remarkable now as it was 25 years ago."Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums".Alternative Press (3/00, pp.74-5) - 4 out of 5 - "...This is a definitive album in rock's pantheon, and surely a WHITE ALBUM for the sub-generation lost between hippie idealism and MTV digitalism..."Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums".Alternative Press (3/00, pp.74-5) - 4 out of 5 - "...This is a definitive album in rock's pantheon, and surely a WHITE ALBUM for the sub-generation lost between hippie idealism and MTV digitalism..."Magnet (p.112) - "Big, arena-friendly anthems, infectious blue-beat winners and punch-drunk, New Orleans-style R&B workouts....[S]imply one of the era's landmark records."Magnet (p.112) - "Big, arena-friendly anthems, infectious blue-beat winners and punch-drunk, New Orleans-style R&B workouts....[S]imply one of the era's landmark records."CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #3 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #3 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".Vibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyVibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyMojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #22 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...The iconic sleeve shot of a bass-shredding Paul Simonon is well matched by the music..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #22 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...The iconic sleeve shot of a bass-shredding Paul Simonon is well matched by the music..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 5 stars out of 5 - "The Clash demonstrated beyond any doubt that they had grown beyond their apocalyptic but parochial West London horizons to become a world-class band with a world-wide vision."NME (Magazine) (9/11/93, p.18) - Ranked #6 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s - "...To hear a group blam away so fluently is a joy..."NME (Magazine) (9/11/93, p.18) - Ranked #6 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s - "...To hear a group blam away so fluently is a joy..."3.549685

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Rolling Stone (5/29/97, pp.49-50) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Suede get back to pop basics, offering concise melodies and taut, brashly energetic arrangements..."Spin (5/97, p.114) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Swinging free of their past, ignoring the football present, Suede concentrate on one sweet, super-trebly corner of the world. Madly devoted flash hounds, they erase the distance between 1973 and 1997 and triumph at their own game."Entertainment Weekly (5/2/97, p.60) - "...Suede return with a determinedly harder yet more buoyant offering. There's atmosphere aplenty, but radio-friendly nuggets rather than glam, histrionic set pieces are the order of the day." - Rating: B+Q (6/00, p.61) - Ranked #96 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...A glam-rock crunch redolent of DIAMOND DOGS-era Bowie, while visualising mid-'90s youth as bored teens and beautiful losers. In their neon-lit world, the kids only come alive via pills, booze, sex and music..."Alternative Press (2/97, pp.72-73) - 5 (out of 5) - "...Suede view this album as a brand-new beginning, and though the themes are familiar, low life and loveless, in many ways they're right....Busy, brave, bright, that's COMING UP..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t finds the band returning to its glam-rock roots, and it's about the most day-glo rock record this side of ZIGGY STARDUST..."3.547866

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[E]ssential listening: the sound of the greatest electric guitarist ever in glorious flight..."2.965413

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JazzTimes (p.58) - "Connor is in fine form, her smoky, near-vibrato-less sound, impeccable phrasing and understatedly powerful emotional sincerity all effective as ever."2.965413

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Q (Magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he New York quintet's hardcore sound is as tricky to keep up with as ever."2.965413

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JazzTimes (p.82) - "Fredette sounds as fresh and pure as ever, tempering a girlish vitality vaguely reminiscent of Blossom Dearie with a soupon of Frishbergesque mordancy and mischievousness as she shimmies through 15 selections from the Great American and classic Brazilian songbooks."2.94605

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Paste (magazine) - "The true achievement of the album is perhaps its ability to interweave sun-soaked pop gems and dimmer shoegaze together without ever feeling like two separate threads."Pitchfork (Website) - "THE DROP BENEATH is the most pristine sounding thing that Eternal Summers have ever recorded....The cleaner sound reveals what excellent songwriters Eternal Summers have become."2.932349

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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..."2.907323

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