Anna - The Courteeners
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Anna’s greatest strength is the same thing that makes or breaks most examples of popular music: solid, consistent songwriting.
  2. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    Ultimately, Anna is something of a return to form after Falcon, but still lacks the spark of the Courteeners' early days.
  3. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Almost every song is blasted with canyon-sized quantities of reverb. [Mar 2013, p.95]
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    50
    Other than the limp "Money," they ["Lose Control" and "Push Yourself"] pull these off pretty well--they're certainly more memorable than bog-standard guitar anthem "welcome To The Rave." [Mar 2013, p.69]
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    50
    ANNA is strategic in its experimentation, but represents a fairly dramatic departure from its makers’ brand, so hats off to that.
  6. Feb 7, 2013
    40
    Sounds like one long mobile phone ad. [Mar 2013, p.98]
  7. Anna falls frustratingly short of hitting the back of the net.
  8. Feb 7, 2013
    30
    Anna is full of uninspired and recycled riffs starkly illuminated by the God awful woe-is-me-I’m-northern lyrics.
  9. Feb 7, 2013
    60
    Die-hard fans can rest assured that the band have certainly not gone rave but, sadly, there’s really not a great deal to rave about either.

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