Born In The U.K.

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Most of this over-egged sissy-boy schlock would make James Blunt wince.
  2. Born is his blandest, most non-descript offering yet. Even the so-so Have You Fed the Fish? seems like a masterpiece in comparison to the downtrodden piano banalities that slosh all over this latest nadir.
  3. There’s no such dirty, beautiful reality on his new album, just grand empty gestures backed by production polish and symphonic schmaltz.
  4. It's sexless twaddle pure and simple, delivered by an over-contented and conceited artist with nothing left to offer the world than refried lyrics and quasi-profound meaningless phrases.
  5. Magnet
    20
    How in god's name did Damon Gough fall so far? [#74, p.90]
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. PaulW.
    Dec 5, 2009
    10
    WHATT?!! How could everyone rip this album some much? There are so many damn good songs on it!! I think there is some conspiracy to take down Gough.
  2. TimC
    Nov 12, 2009
    8
    OK, so clearly it's not BDB's best work, but it's nonetheless melodious, clever, and more heartfelt than just about all of the OK, so clearly it's not BDB's best work, but it's nonetheless melodious, clever, and more heartfelt than just about all of the other new music I'm hearing. Definitely worth buying and it really does take a lot of listens, and doesn't get old fast at all. Saw him do this album live and just WOW. Full Review »
  3. RichardM
    Mar 11, 2008
    2
    Terrible, two stars for the melody on the second to last song, but nothing to do with the egotistical self centred lyrical gash that filled Terrible, two stars for the melody on the second to last song, but nothing to do with the egotistical self centred lyrical gash that filled the rest of it. Full Review »