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  • Artist(s): Yoko Ono
  • Summary: The latest release for the widow of John Lennon/Japanese avant garde artist was produced with Sean Lennon and Yuka Honda. The album includes guest appearances from Nels Cline, Lenny Kravitz, Questlove, and Andrew Wyatt.
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  • Record Label: Chimera Music
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, International
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Uncut
    Sep 20, 2013
    Take Me To The Land Of Hell is one of Yoko Ono's strongest efforts. [Oct 2013, p.72]
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    It's all made without an ounce of self-consciousness, by a woman whose philosophy is neatly summed up in the intro to Bad Dancer: "When your heart is dancing, your mind is bouncing."
  3. Q Magazine
    Jan 27, 2014
    [The album blurs] genres with the same ease it blurs expectations. [Oct 2013, p.109]
  4. Mojo
    Sep 20, 2013
    Land Is Hell is alive with 21st century energy. [Oct 2013, p.96]
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    Bonkers in parts it may be, but Take Me proves hugely enjoyable.
  6. The Wire
    Dec 10, 2013
    The album repeats and reiterates her major concerns--artistic, political--and renders them witty and endearing. [Oct 2013, p.51]
  7. Dec 3, 2013
    Guesting on a Yoko Ono LP has become like getting cast in a Woody Allen film: an artistic validation and New York City-branded right of passage. It’s also clearly a hoot.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Oct 10, 2013
    I have been following Yoko Ono's music since 1981's "Season of Glass" the quintessential Yoko Ono album made immediately afterI have been following Yoko Ono's music since 1981's "Season of Glass" the quintessential Yoko Ono album made immediately after husband/ex-beatle John Lennon was shot to death mercilessly outside their apartment building. This new album has lots for her legions of fans to enjoy. "Leaving Tim" and "Chesire Cat Cry" are my favorites. It's hard to actually say "favorites" because I like the whole album. It's the voice of a woman who has seen all the bad and great things life has to offer. And that's saying a lot. Yes, despite going through so much in life and now being 80 y.o. she continues on in her hip way making cool music which is relevant and worth listening to. John would be proud and happy over this album. This world lacks style, and most people prefer listening to tacky, throw-away, meaningless artists... Expand