Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    80
    There's too much going on in every individual song and, at 17 cacophonic tracks, Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter is simply way too much to take in at once...and yet, that's precisely its charm.
  2. It's sprawling, overdue and not for everyone, but at least it's not a play-it-safe comeback with the hot producer of the day.
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    A sounding board for confessionals too heroically wonky to be dull. [Mar 2013, p.86]
  4. 60
    It's a feisty, assertive affair, but let down by weak production and a lack of musical focus.
  5. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    His ninth record is ramshackle and there's a lot of it, but it's always entertaining. [Feb 2013, p.101]
  6. Jan 22, 2013
    60
    The 17 tracks offer a rickety but entertaining mix of the best elements of his imperial period.
  7. Jan 22, 2013
    40
    Unfocused, yes, but it's never dull.
  8. 40
    Ant's famous sartorial attention to detail doesn't extend to the music here, as experimentalism meanders into the bizarre and unlistenable.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 26, 2013
    10
  2. Jan 25, 2013
    9
    A perfect analogy would be, this is like George Lucas made a new Star Wars trilogy, and this new film is better than Return of the Jedi (Kings of the Wild Frontier), not as good as Empire Strikes Back (Prince Charming), but on a par with the original (Dirk Wears White Sox).

    This is the best album I have heard since Skying by The Horrors. So many layers to the songs. I cannot believe the adam ant who wrote "manners & physique" and "wonderful" could write such an amazing album.

    It goes to show you, that Adam Ant had got his head straight and is writing music for himself. Fantastic, now will someone get Morrisey and Johnny Marr back into the studio so both my 80's legends come back.
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  3. Jul 13, 2013
    10
    too much too handle, as always with Adam..But once you manage to handle it.. its' as always too much Thank you Adam for sharing with us your demons and inner turnmoils.. you were and still are a black haired orgasm on legs...and this is musical orgasm, maybe for many hard to reach.. but for the lucky ones .....ooohhh Full Review »