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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."6.147372

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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..."6.132379

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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..."6.115502

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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..."4.930646

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Down Beat (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Though clearly using driving Middle Eastern and African rhythms and motifs, Cohen's bass retains its jazzy identity."JazzTimes (p.126) - "The sound is both eternal and ever-changing, as strings and flute rooted in folk traditions are combined with a touch of African rhythm and a postmodern sensibility."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.47) - "[A] psychedelic tour de force that seeks first to intrigue, then boldly envelops and enchants."4.930646

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Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] frames Karen Peris' waif-like vocals among filigree structures of acoustic picking, crystalline electric guitars, string bass, and sporadic interjections of drums or piano..."CMJ (p.43) - "Anchored by Karen's obtusely personal lyrics and evocative childlike whispers, the intimate melodies actually vary quite noticeably."Dirty Linen (p.89) - "[T]he gentle melancholic precision of the songs is quietly appealing."No Depression (p.110) - "[S]pacious....A fitting environment for the delicate touch of Peris' songwriting....The trio builds ever so gingerly around Peris' voice..."The Word (magazine) (p.100) - "Full to the brim with soft, restrained sounds, WE WALKED IN SONG is a study in measured, restrained simplicity."4.922678

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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."4.914711

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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.4.906743

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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."4.322283

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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..."4.314315

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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 54.304692

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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."4.298976

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] ranges from Kinks-y rock to New Wave to disco, with dashes of the whimsical psychedelia that typically infuses the band's sound."Rolling Stone (p.115) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007".Spin (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Kevin Barnes' pleasantly nasal voice...harmonizes on nearly every track..."Q (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "HISSING FAUNA...comes on like Arcade Fire meeting the Scissor Sisters in rehab hell, and heralds the emergence of a major talent."Uncut (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "HISSING FAUNA...posits its creator as the missing link between Hot Chip and Morrissey."Alternative Press (p.115) - "With this completely progressive and mature effort, it's clear that Barnes is one of indie rock's most gifted songwriters."Magnet (p.104) - "FAUNA is Of Montreal's first heartbroken record....The emotional gravitas only lends heft to the group's exhilarating, ever-present sugar high."CMJ (p.41) - "Beginning with a potential pop anthem, complete with screeching close-knit harmonies, bouncy guitars and synths, the band tricks listeners into a dark, psychedelic and mind-blowing musical experience."4.29838

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Spin (5/01, p.112) - Ranked #46 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records" - "...FRESH FRUIT scans like an old anarchist newspaper. But 'Kill the Poor' sounds perfect for Dick Cheney's America."Q (5/02 SE, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums" - "One of the most fiery, politically explosive diatribes you are ever likely to hear..."Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Dead Kennedys could echo both the weirdness of Beefheart and the sort of spectral pop that came off Spector's production line. Still fresh. No rot."Uncut (2/03, p.91) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Dead Kennedys were surely the most influential proponents of late-'70s US punk..."Alternative Press (11/00, p.144) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Political-Revolution Albums" - "...Biafra takes on the monied classes and the government, and the songs become almost too intricate for punk. Massively influential."Magnet (p.90) - "Dead Kennedys brought a horror-show vibe to punk that remains more unsettling than the Misfits' comic-book core and battier than My Chemical Romance's make-up."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[O]ne of the finest slabs of rant 'n' roll ever made."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he shrill, nervy majesty of FRUIT remains unblemished."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #9 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "Singer Jello Biafra's vitriolic, merciless verbal lambasting set to a musical backdrop of fervid punk..."3.700722

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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..."3.697984

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