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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. Q Magazine
    Lennon would be proud. [Oct 2009, p.114]
  5. At 76, her music remains truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable.
  6. This is a deeply focused, wonderfully colorful, and deeply expressive work that showcases a collaboration between mother and son and displays depth, strength, creativity in spades, and intense beauty.
  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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