Boulezian takes down John Adams's Shaker Loops, in a review worthy of A Lexicon of Musical Invective.
I know a fair amount of Adams, but can't remember whether I've heard Shaker Loops or not; will check the CDs I own later today. I can imagine that Adams might not sound as good as he can be in the company of Carter and Birtwistle; the compositional goals and techniques are too different. Regardless, go read that review, which had me laughing out loud at a bus stop before 8 a.m. this morning.
(Regular readers know that I'm a fan of Adams and adore some of his music. Still!)