Number 1 on CMJ Charts it's 5th Week on the College Charts!
Released June 1999
of the year so far. Purely joyous pop."
"Pure pop LP of the year so far."
Time Out (London)
A, confirms that the best way to make pop music is by combining
multiple styles... Combined with Yuka Honda's style for sampling
and Miho's sensual vocals, Stereotype A is a complete
A is a colorful tour of the American contemporary sonic landscape."
none. I'm putting this sucker on my "Best of 1999" list, no doubt."
CMJ (1/10/00, pp.6-7) - Ranked #27 in CMJ's "Top 30 Editorial
Picks [for 1999]."
Rolling Stone (6/24/99, p.68) - 3 1/2 out
of 5 - "...this busy,
funky, self-assured second full-length album is nobody's exotic
joke....many of the songs [are] built on shimmering, suspended
chords and off-kilter space beats..."
Vibe (6,7/99, p.184) - "...a punchy, danceable collection
original instrumentation and sampling with flashes of '80s
electro pop....The cute, quirky pair...[tackle] issues close to
home: love affairs, friendships, public image and-get
Wire (8/99, p.49) - "...a smoothly
stew....[Yuka] Honda's constantly inventive sampler
structures and arrangements...really dazzle. It's an almost
perfect pop record...proving that globalisation needn't mean
empty platitudes and overly glossed beats..."
CMJ (6/7/99, p.5) - "...a wildly diverse
clubhops all over New York's musical landscape....this eclectic
album [is] one B-girl bouillabaisse impossible to pass up."
Entertainment Weekly (6/11/99, p.69) - "The
cheeky gals of
Cibo Matto achieve charm by being out of their time and
culture....It's now, it's then, it's here, it's there. It's good."