Chops - Euros Childs
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  • Summary: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs makes his solo debut with this 14-song effort.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
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  1. 80
    An experimental, sensual collection of songs harking back to the days of the first Gorky's EPs. [Mar 2006, p.104]
  2. An album of varied pop beauty, both jubilant and affecting. [#16, p.96]
  3. It's not the best thing he's ever done, but it's up there with it.
  4. The album's overall flow and structure is decidedly disjointed, with a scattering of tiny, demo-quality tracks adding virtually nothing to the record.
  5. 'Chops' isn't wholly disastrous, but it's all too often a reminder that, for roughly his first decade onstage, Childs was an infuriatingly insular and mildly indulgent performer, and it now appears that he was able to make such genuinely fantastic records in spite of that because of the healthy influence of his band-mates.
  6. There's still no getting over the patchiness. [Mar 2006, p.106]
  7. 40
    Not wholly satisfying. [Mar 2006, p.102]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. DermotR
    Feb 19, 2007
    9
    Up there with the best albums of last year without doubt. Admittedly it's a tough first listen or so but I'm glad I persevered. I don't think it's bare at all as mentioned by other reviews. The opposite infact: Donkey Island, Costa Rita, Mewn Hi Socasau, Circus time, Surf Rage, Country Girl.... the only weak one id that Slip slip away which is a typical Euros moment of madness really. My brother didn't like this album at the start either but has really gotten in to it recently. Look beneath the madness and see that the melodies and general simplicity are what make it work. Expand
  2. StubertM
    Jan 7, 2007
    8
    Better than you lot make out.
  3. AnthonyJ
    Nov 29, 2006
    4
    Despite a few album worthy tracks, this album has two major flaws, it's short and yet it feels padded with short tracks of pschadelic nonsense.