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83
Pitchfork: 

Some of the rowdiest Giant Sand music since the near-grunge of 1992's Center of the Universe.

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83
Pitchfork: 

Some of the rowdiest Giant Sand music since the near-grunge of 1992's Center of the Universe.

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80
Billboard: 

His raspy, hushed voice is in fine form as ever.

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80
Mojo: 

A noble addition to the Giant Sand canon. [Sep 2004, p.96]

80
Billboard: 

His raspy, hushed voice is in fine form as ever.

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80
New Musical Express: 

One of the most cosmopolitan albums to carry the Giant seal of oddness. [11 Sep 2004, p.55]

70
PopMatters: 

Unlike earlier efforts, this album never detours into patience-trying exercises in noise, never dallies in self-indulgent improvisation.

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70
PopMatters: 

Unlike earlier efforts, this album never detours into patience-trying exercises in noise, never dallies in self-indulgent improvisation.

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60
The Guardian: 

Musically, the disc feels jerky and distracted, as if Gelb was plagued with fragments of ideas.

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60
ROLLING STONE: 

An uneven album... but it's a nice soundtrack for a lonesome drunken night. [14 Oct 2004, p.98]

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