Alone With Everybody - Richard Ashcroft
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  • Summary: The debut solo release from The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 90
    Nearly an instant classic...one of the most convincing and refreshing debuts in recent memory.
  2. Warm, lush soundtracks bathe the ears in the same bittersweet symphonics that marked out the latter-day Verve. [#146, p. 82]
  3. A 60-minute torrent of positivity, an open-ended love letter to his wife -
  4. There's a lot to like about Alone With Everybody, and a lot to take in. Most of these busily layered tracks exceed five minutes, and most outstay their welcome.
  5. Admittedly, he seems to be missing a sparring partner like McCabe and thus, "Alone" often suffers a lack of tension. Still, Ashcroft's unabashed joy is rather contagious.
  6. There's almost no drama to be found on Alone With Everybody... [t]he songs don't turn corners, and they fail to elicit any real emotional response.
  7. Overly orchestrated mid-tempo ballads with inane lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 28, 2012
    8
    Like The Verve's "Urban hymns", "Alone With Everybody" took a giant step away from Ashcroft's former style of phsycadelic rock, and brought us something completely new. However unlike 'Urban hymns", this album's success was by no means carried by a couple of hit singles. I'd say that there are at least a solid five tracks which massively contributed to the album's success. These tracks being "A song for the lovers", "On a beach", "Come on people", "Brave new world", and "I get my beat". One thing I personally love about this album is that Ashcroft seemed to explore all area's of his musical talent. For example, song's like "A song for the lovers" seemed more focused on orchestration while other songs such as "On a beach" seemed more focused on showing off ashcroft's vocal talent. Overall, this is a great album. It does have its flaws, but they're very hard to find. I give it an 8 out of 10 Expand

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