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Metallica – Load

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Metallica - Load       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: Delivered five years after their eponymous "black" album in 1991, Load captures Metallica settling into an uneasy period of maturation. Under the guidance of producer B...

Slowdive – Souvlaki

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Slowdive - Souvlaki       Jack Rabid: 'Though not as big and swirling as Just for a Day, there's more of an attempt to put advanced song structure and melody in place rather than just craft infinitely appealing, occa...

Fiona Apple – Tidal

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Fiona Apple - Tidal       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Fiona Apple demonstrates considerable talent on her debut album, Tidal, but it is unformed, unfocused talent. Her voice is surprisingly rich and supple for a teenag...

Morcheeba – Who Can You Trust?

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Morcheeba - Who Can You Trust?       Who Can You Trust? is the first album by the band Morcheeba. It was released in 1996 on China Records. Stylistically, the album is by far the band's most trip hop oriented release...

Arab Strap – The Weekend Never Starts Round Here

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      Ned Raggett: 'The Strap's first album continues the initial splash made by the quirky groove of "The First Big Weekend," which is included here with thirteen other songs. Moffat's technique of undersinging/speak...

Faithless – Reverence

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 Faithless - Reverence       Amy Hanson: 'Maxi Jazz, the maestro behind Faithless, is well titled as "the grand oral disseminator." The tales he spins make this album a manifesto, religious experience, sexual escapad...

Robert Miles – Dreamland

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Robert Miles - Dreamland    Jose F. Promis: 'Italian pianist turned DJ Robert Miles scored a massive international hit with his wonderful, dreamy dance cut "Children" (one of the 1990s biggest and best dance hits) fr...

Pendragon – The Masquerade Overture

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Pendragon - The Masquerade Overture Prognut from Progarchives: 'Modern Symphonic Progressive Rock as it's best. This is the ONE to get if you are new to Pendragon. Their best to date. From the beautiful pastoral "Pai...

Eels – Beautiful Freak

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Eels - Beautiful Freak Beautiful Freak is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Eels. It was released on 13 August 1996 and was the first record released by record label DreamWorks. Beautiful Freak...

Jamiroquai – Travelling Without Moving

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Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving Travelling Without Moving is the third studio album released by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, released on 1996. The album features the international hit single "Virtua...

St Germain – Boulevard

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St Germain - Boulevard       Boulevard is an album by French DJ Ludovic Navarre, released under the stage name St. Germain. It was originally released in the UK on July 28, 1995, but was later released in the USA Mar...

Buddy Holly – Greatest Hits

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Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits AMG Review: MCA remastered 18 of Buddy Holly's best-known songs for 1996's Greatest Hits album. While the sound is fine, it isn't markedly better than that on From the Original Master Tape...

Shakira – Pies Descalzos

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      Jose F. Promis: 'Shakira's 1996 debut album, Pies Descalzos set the stage for one of the international community's most celebrated and exciting stars. The album took a while to gain momentum, but once it did, th...

The High Llamas – Hawaii

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The High Llamas - Hawaii AMG Review: Sean O'Hagan has a gift for orchestral pop, creating lush soundscapes that are awash with sonic detail. He clearly owes a lot to Brian Wilson, and Hawaii, the High Llamas' third a...

Eddie Higgins – Portrait in Black and White

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Eddie Higgins - Portrait in Black and White       Dave Nathan: 'Eddie Higgins is a quiet musician. His playing is never flamboyant and never exceeds the boundaries of good taste. The music coming out of his piano is ...

Cat Power – Myra Lee

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Cat Power - Myra Lee AMG Review: The 1996 album Myra Lee presents a more diverse and fully developed version of Cat Power's music, ranging from the winding, acoustic menace of "Enough" to the sinewy rock of "We All D...

Sophia – Fixed Water

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Sophia - Fixed Water Sophia is an indie rock band consisting of Robin Proper-Sheppard, former member of The God Machine, and the Sophia collective, a group of musicians who collaborate with Sophia. "Oh My Love" from ...

Astrud Gilberto – Jazz ‘Round Midnight

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Astrud Gilberto - Jazz 'Round Midnight AMG Review: More thematically-programmed than many of Verve's compilations, the Jazz 'Round Midnight series focuses on the quiet, romantic side of the label's artists. Astrud Gi...

Eddie Cochran – The Best Of

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Eddie Cochran - The Best Of "Although Eddie Cochran was only 21 when he died, he left a lasting mark as a rock and roll pioneer. Cochran zeroed in on teenage angst and desire with such classics as "C'mon Everybody," ...

Tori Amos – Boys For Pele

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 Tori Amos - Boys For Pele Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American singer and song-writer Tori Amos. Preceded by the first single, "Caught a Lite Sneeze", by three weeks, the album was released on 22 Janu...

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