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  • Summary: Backed by a three-piece band called Zazou, the debut release for the former Razorlight frontman was recorded in France before receiving more production work Trevor Horn.
  • Record Label: Universal Music
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    70
    Ultimately Borrell 1 is a better-than-serviceable rock record complicated by myriad preconceptions, all which are further skewered by some fantastically hubristic song titles.
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    This is a ludicrously enjoyable record, shedding Razorlight's US-targeted bluster and awkwardly stalking that curious mid-70s musical patch where pub rock and glam shaded into punk. [Aug 2013, p.97
  3. Aug 13, 2013
    60
    As ever with Borrell, it's never less than weirdly, grippingly fascinating. [Sep 2013, p.90]
  4. 50
    Ultimately, it’s sketchy and uneven, ridiculous in as many of the wrong ways as the right, but not quite the disaster its tracklisting would suggest.
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    40
    Borrell 1 sounds like the inner workings of a brain as it descends into total madness.
  6. 40
    Originally recorded on a home four-track machine, the songs were subsequently re-done with Trevor Horn at the helm, which has applied a little polish to what still sound like under-written sketches rather than compelling pop material.
  7. He sounds utterly burnt out. Poor.

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