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Abana Ba Nasery - Nursery Boys Go Home!
NR
"The guitar and bottle kings of Kenya"--sometimes charming, sometimes too charming ("Esiesi Siolle," "Elira Yesu Ndayanza")
*
my bloody valentine - loveless
91
f you believe the true sound of life on planet earth is now worse than bombs bursting midair or runaway trains--more in the direction of scalpel against bone, or the proverbial giant piece of chalk and accoutrements--this CD transfigures the music of our sphere. Some may cringe at the grotesque distortions they extract from their guitars, others at the soprano murmurs that provide theoretical relief. I didn't much go for either myself. But after suitable suffering and peer support, I learned. ... read more
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
NR
So much more fun than Eno these days ("Little by Little," "Bloom")
**
Radiohead - In Rainbows
NR
Developed in concert, hence more jammy, less songy and less Yorkey, which is good ("Jigsaw Falling Into Place," "Bodysnatchers").
**
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
NR
https://robertchristgau.com/xg/rock/radiohead-03.php
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Just to be clear: I'm NOT Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics. Just posting pretentious-ass reviews on AOTY, so everybody can see them.

Grading system: https://robertchristgau.com/xg/bk-cg90/grades-90s.php

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4

80-89
 
2

70-79
 
1

60-69
 
3

50-59
 
2

40-49
 

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

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