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Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 25, 2013
    60
    It still nods to The Velvet Underground and strung-out '80s pioneers Spacemen 3 and Loop, but chord changes are no longer as rare as Shane MacGowan's teeth, and there's more of a pop sensibility. [Dec 2013, p.117]
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    60
    Johnson has made great creative leaps with every new album he makes, but with Back to Land, he seems to have finally backed himself into a corner.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    60
    Those wanting an intense, borderline overdose, hit of rushing psychedelia for 42 minutes need look no further, whilst others wishing for a bit more diversity are barking up the wrong tree.
  4. 50
    Ultimately, Back To Land is a little too much “vibe” and not enough “oomph”--a not unpleasurable 40-minute cruise, but one which sometimes feels lo
  5. Nov 11, 2013
    40
    Undoubtedly there’s riches to be found here but the treasure map is harder to follow than ever.

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