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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

“This jin­go­is­tic, mu­si­cally and the­mat­i­cally re­dun­dant al­bum is proof that you can start a fire with­out a spark (of an idea). It is a bor­ing al­bum – too self-ref­er­en­tial, as Spring­steen wears deep ruts in the overly trav­elled pathways of his youth.” – on the Boss’s Born In The USA, which spawned seven top-10 sin­gles and sold 15 mil­lion copies “One could go on about how bad it is, but it would be un­com­fort­ably akin to kick­ing a crip­ple to death.” – about Two Of A Kind, with John Tra­volta and Olivia New­ton-John “Daryl and John are back on the charts with a hot new set of rock and soul tunes, in­di­cat­ing that there’s no limit to the duo’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties.” – about Hall & Oates’s Big Bam Boom “It has an air of grind­ingly un­pleas­ant sadism, an ap­pallingly ac­tive level of racism, long se­quences that are less al­lu­sion than pla­gia­rism and not a sin­gle per­for­mance that could be called act­ing.” – about In­di­ana Jones And The Tem­ple Of Doom “The cel­e­brated in­ci­dent that saw Rough Trade’s Ca­role Pope pick up Anne Mur­ray’s Juno Award years ago seems less and less ironic thanks to their lat­est al­bum.” – about Rough Trade’s O Tem­pora! O Mores! “It’s only apro­pos that the On­tario Cen­sor Board has made trou­ble for For­bid­den Films, the fes­ti­val of films that have been banned in their coun­try of ori­gin for po­lit­i­cal rea­sons.” – about the For­bid­den Films Fes­ti­val

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