Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 25, 2011
    90
    Cornershop & the Double O Groove Of is going to very difficult to knock out of this reviewer's top ten of 2011. Bloody brilliant!
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    Cornershop's Midlands-Asian mainspring, looks back to the homeland with an album joyously sung all in Punjabi. [Apr 2011, p.100]
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    80
    It fuses disparate cultures with such joyous irreverence that, for 40 inspirational minutes, entire notions of national borders and racial divides cease to exist. [Apr 2011, p.77]
  4. Mar 25, 2011
    80
    Knocking around for twenty years and now down to a duo, Cornershop are still coming up with brilliantly playful pop.
  5. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of finds the band's east/west fusion developed far past the experimental stage into deft and heartfelt songcraft.
  6. May 4, 2011
    76
    There's a lot to like here but only a few tracks to love, and for every two songs that sound delightfully out of time, there's one that just sounds out of time.
  7. Apr 28, 2011
    70
    The album works best when the trio downshift to embrace Kaur's vocals and rhythmical sitar twangs. [Mar 2011, p.61]
  8. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    Once a mere band, Cornershop here reimagines itself, brilliantly, as a franchise.
  9. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    Whether this latest release is merely another development or a sign of things to come, it is their most beguiling collection of songs for a number of years, a labour of love, and a record that that deserves more exposure than it's probably going to get.
  10. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    A zingy fusion of disparate styles.
  11. Mar 14, 2011
    70
    The vocals and flourishes are strongly Punjabi -- songs are often sung in the language, not English as they usually are on a Cornershop LP -- but these are essentially trappings for a collection of multicultural dance-pop not too dissimilar from the group's albums since 1997.
  12. May 2, 2011
    60
    The real revelation is Kaur herself, a wonderfully gifted singer whose shimmering vocals prove every bit as effervescent as her name. [Apr 2011, p.98]
  13. Mar 15, 2011
    60
    Minus the mock-heroic guitars, frontman Tjinder Singh's globalist critiques lose some of their pop-political punch.

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