Comicopera - Robert Wyatt
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Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The English singer's latest includes Brian Eno, Paul Weller, and Phil Manzanera as guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    The fact that Comicopera is a masterpiece proves it all right nicely. [Fall 2007, p.113]
  2. The songs on Comicopera rate amongst his very best--emotionally complex, politically charged but never short of beautiful.
  3. It's a portrait of an English radical at 62, but it's personal and emotional and neither strident nor stodgy.
  4. 80
    The CD is like spending a cloudy afternoon on Jupiter with the old man, his quizzical sonic tricks at arms reach, his singing as ageless and haunting as the ammonia rain. [Dec 2007, p.128]
  5. 80
    It's hard to imagine a record more original or full of life, from any artist of any age, emerging this year. It's that damn good. [Nov 2007, p.91]
  6. More immediately accessible and warm than "Cuckooland," more ambitious than "Shleep," Comicopera, in three acts, is the end result of Robert Wyatt looking around and examining the craziness and wild unpredictability in real life in 2007.
  7. If the album has a rough-around-the-edges, askew quality, that just makes it more fascinating: this isn't music that settles in the background.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3