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  • Summary: Kurt Wagner & co. return for the band's sixth album, which is a more stripped-down affair than their previous effort, 'Nixon.'
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Another mature masterpiece from America's finest. [Album Of The Month, March 2002, p.94]
  2. Every song contains four or five things that will just whip your head around in disbelief.
  3. It's a brave and curious record that, as on 'Bugs', occasionally resembles Willie Nelson fronting Labradford.
  4. The album sounds full whether you're in the next room or sitting right beside the speakers. Details -- a horn here, a steel guitar there, a lilting piano figure that appears out of the ether -- fill every cranny in a sound that's still as spacious as Giant Sand's Southwestern soundtracks.
  5. A strange delight of a record.
  6. 'Is A Woman' is a deep, rewarding, frustrating, baffling, engaging experience then, an album that drifts away from you just when you're getting hold of it.
  7. One very minimal idea being stretched over 11 songs to the point that it starts to look very washed-out indeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GavH.
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    Just kept replaying it, however not as many times as Nixon
  2. MattyM
    Apr 9, 2004
    9
    This is a slow, slow burn - especially if you're coming straight after the relative euphoria of Nixon. But give it a few listens and This is a slow, slow burn - especially if you're coming straight after the relative euphoria of Nixon. But give it a few listens and it'll sneak up and strangle you in it's relaxed, measured splendour. Expand
  3. calimerosmix
    Apr 5, 2005
    9
    one of the greatest music's that they have

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