A+E - Graham Coxon
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  • Summary: The eighth solo album for the former guitarist of Blur was produced by Ben Hillier.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    90
    Coxon's most accomplished solo album to date.
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    90
    The combination of precisely crafted pop and fiercely imaginative arrangements results in a thrilling listen.
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    What really propels these songs is Coxon's ineffable talent for pop melody.
  4. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    When he's on this sort of excitable form, no one, Albarn included can keep up. [May 2012, p.108]
  5. May 2, 2012
    70
    Coxon's penchant for riding out grooves until he exhausts all ideas for leads and textures to lay over them prevents the rest of A+E from being as flat-out gripping its leadoff track, but the need to trim excess time off doesn't undermine the cores of the scruffy rockers he has put together-they're still pretty damn catchy, and should have listeners up on their feet with little effort.
  6. Apr 5, 2012
    67
    You're left wishing the album drew a little more blood.
  7. 40
    The raw indie-punk grinds and krautrock pulses have a brutish drive and determination, though lingering this long among a cast of "wasted people in a wasted world" leaves a grim aftertaste.

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