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  • Summary: 'Witch' features an assortment of indie artists who have reimagined classic Yoko Ono tracks by mixing elements of the originals (mainly the vocals) with newly recorded music. The roster includes the Flaming Lips, Le Tigre, Spiritualized, Cat Power and the Polyphonic Spree.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  1. An excellent refresher course on Yoko Ono's endlessly underappreciated musical career. [9 Feb 2007, p.74]
  2. 80
    Another sly masterstroke by the canniest widow in rock. [May 2007, p.103]
  3. The only disappointment is it's all probably way too leftfield for generic consumption, meaning most people won't actually get to hear it.
  4. In the end, Yes, I’m a Witch weaves a stronger spell than the typical tribute album that attempts to bring today’s generation into the Know.
  5. 70
    If the students sound like masters, then Yoko’s generous legacy is secure.
  6. Her long-underrated talent for simple, direct melodies makes it easy for these disciples to rescore Ono's songwriting in their own lingo. [22 Feb 2007, p.74]
  7. As with similar high-concept projects, most of it doesn't work, and the most successful pairings are often the ones you'd least expect.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. BrianK
    Feb 15, 2007
    10
    I love this CD. The other reviews here are confusing. They criticize her life instead of the actual CD. Did they really listen to it? Or do I love this CD. The other reviews here are confusing. They criticize her life instead of the actual CD. Did they really listen to it? Or do they just hate Yoko and refuse to even give it a try? Expand
  2. DafyddW
    Feb 25, 2007
    9
    This is great! Best Ono album since Rising. The track with Cat Power is lovely. Everyman Everywoman is stonking! Not a duff track as far as I This is great! Best Ono album since Rising. The track with Cat Power is lovely. Everyman Everywoman is stonking! Not a duff track as far as I can hear. Class. Expand
  3. JodieL
    Apr 5, 2007
    9
    This album is an early contender for album of the year, all of the songs here are crackers, most especially tracks with DJ Spooky, The This album is an early contender for album of the year, all of the songs here are crackers, most especially tracks with DJ Spooky, The Flaming Lips and The Sleepy Jackson. Ono well done on this great compilation. For those that don't understand this album, you DON'T understand music, Yoko was 20 years in front of the pack. Good call Jesse her Plastic Ono Band version and Fly are awesome, no grrll power rock without her. Expand
  4. DavidF
    Feb 14, 2007
    8
    It's a tribute disc that actually works (particularly the Apples In Stereo and Shitake Monkey reworkings) , but I wouldn't trade It's a tribute disc that actually works (particularly the Apples In Stereo and Shitake Monkey reworkings) , but I wouldn't trade any of the original versions for one of these new tracks. Expand
  5. ToddW
    Feb 14, 2007
    1
    The word "Yes" apparently has special meaning to Yoko Ono. After all, it was the word her late husband first spied in that magnifying glass The word "Yes" apparently has special meaning to Yoko Ono. After all, it was the word her late husband first spied in that magnifying glass after climbing that storied ladder in that London art museum many years ago, causing him to refocus his love to this avant garde artist. Unfortunately, it doesn't answer the question as to whether this a good album. It isn't. It sucks. As for Yoko being a witch, most Beatlemaniacs would concur with that assessment. Me, I don't have a problem with her attempting to be something she most assuredly is not, and that is talented. I do have a problem with those who fawn over her, more out of respect for her late husband and the ordeal she's gone through dealing with his murder, I'll wager. If it wasn't for John Lennon, well, think Kevin Federline without Brittany Spears. If cat-scratch vocals and simple melodies are your cup of tea, then by all means, check her out. I'll revisit the Plastic Ono Band if I want to hear anything with her name attached to it. At least there she knew her musical place - silent by her husband's side. Or high in the Dakotas, tending to his estate. Expand
  6. AndyD
    Feb 14, 2007
    0
    She is at it again, mewling about how great she is, I'm all about self-indulgance, but her license is about out, no talented hack
  7. BrannonM
    Apr 6, 2007
    0
    She broke up the Beatles. She's a slut.

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