Between My Head and the Sky - Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
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  • Summary: The first album credited to the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band since 1975 features Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto), and her son/producer Sean Lennon.
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  1. 100
    This is an excellent album that manages to be both a mature summary of an artist’s career and something completely fresh and new.
  2. The good news: Ono, as usual, doesn’t need our approval--not just because she’s rich and famous and fuck you, but because her music stands on its own.
  3. 80
    Lightest Ono album ever? Probably. Heaviest avant-pop from a 76-year-old mainstream pariah/underground innovator? Hell, yeah!
  4. Still challenging preconceptions (with son Sean and Cornelius joining the band), and tender with it, too. Easily the best LP to be released by a 76-year-old this month.
  5. At 76, her music remains truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable.
  6. 80
    Between My Head And The Sky is an intriuing record, crackling with an excitement that most new artists would struggle to generate. [Oct 2009, p.97]
  7. 60
    Love her or hate her, Between My Head And The Sky isn't terrible. Yoko Ono is still in the game, and if it's possible to find a deeper meaning to lyrics like "Why is [the elephant] so big/ He says because you're small honey," then more power to her.

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