Amateur Night In The Big Top - Shaun William Ryder
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Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: 'Amateur Night' marks the first solo release for the former frontman of the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder co-produced.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. 80
    Another wildly implausible Shaun Ryder comback. Just when we needed one. [Aug 2003, p.98]
  2. Sure, it's more interesting than the still-born, awkward second Black Grape album Stupid, Stupid, Stupid, largely thanks to its intricate, layered production, but the end result is calculated without reaping the rewards of its precision.
  3. 60
    The results career from interesting to neglibile. [Aug 2003, p.95]
  4. Most disappointing of all... is the drab nature of Ryder's contribution: slurred, incoherent, and largely based around drug stories and lots of swearing. [Aug 2003, p.103]
  5. It's the state of the great man himself that's truly depressing. If the slurring on 'Murder' (pronounced muurrrerrr) is an attempt to sound like a stroke victim, it's worryingly convincing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8