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  • Summary: The London-based trio of Joel Cadbury, Jamie McDonald and Brett Shaw return with a third album that finds them relying less on electronica elements than previous efforts.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. While sometimes dreamy and ethereal, South are able to bridge quieter moments with danceable, gloomy pop – simply speaking, a great achievement.
  2. South have an ear for melody, uniformly excellent production values, and a good sense of dynamics; all of which manifests itself in some very satisfying melodic Brit-pop.
  3. Even with a couple of clunkers, “Adventures in the Underground Journey to The Stars is without question South’s best effort to date simply because it has done more to command the listener’s attention.
  4. What they’ve offered up is something that sounds like the Brit-jangle of the Stone Roses but less optimistic, a bit ballsier, and ultimately not as compelling.
  5. While the tunes on Adventures may be a bit more nebulous and a bit less intricate than those found on From Here on In and With the Tides, they are by no means any less engaging, and in some cases are even more resplendent.
  6. Where the album falls short is with the incessant and often redundant ballads. [#13, p.88]
  7. They're not completely terrible. Their music won't damage your ears or insult you, it's just quite spectacularly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9