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  • Summary: This is the third album for former Boo Radleys guitarist Martin Carr.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. There’s an obvious self-assurance on AWOBMOLG that’s been increasingly evident on his recent EP releases; a sense of things coming together and evolving into a sound that seems unhurried, unprompted and, best of all, natural.
  2. Were he only able to drop the naff drum machines, this would be a classier piece of classicism all round. [Sep 2004, p.117]
  3. Carr has always wanted to create his very own sound, and for the first time we are starting to hear it here.
  4. It's certainly a fact that he currently errs on the side of tweeness.
  5. With only three 'songs' to speak of here, 'All Watched Over...' smacks of another great British songwriter having their melodic nous chewed away by electro-moths. [7 Aug 2004, p.49]
  6. 40
    The results are strangely disorientating and at times Carr's brittle, acoustic sketches are smothered by skull-jarring percussion. [Sep 2004, p.92]
  7. 40
    Carr's ambitions outrun his abilities. [Sep 2004, p.98]