Country Mile - Johnny Flynn
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  • Summary: After a two-year acting stint at The Globe and in the West End, the British singer/actor returns with a self-produced album of Americana.
  • Record Label: Transgressive
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, British Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    With the distractions of Flynn's burgeoning acting career and the birth of his first child, Country Mile may not have been the great creative leap forward that some fans were hoping for, but this beautifully written album stands up to anything in his catalog.
  2. There’s less barn-floor stomp than on previous albums, but Country Mile is still rousing, with trumpet, fiddle and much--occasionally dicey--harmonising.
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    80
    So despite some minor quibbles, this is a very accomplished album and one that shows Flynn well on his way to becoming the UK’s next great folk troubadour.
  4. Sep 27, 2013
    60
    Flynn and band are happy to be a little old-fashioned, but it can be fun to join them.
  5. Oct 11, 2013
    60
    What, on the face of it, is an understated and straightforward folk fringe album, is actually, thanks to the guile of Flynn and long-time collaborator Adam Beach, an extremely clever and nuanced record. [Nov 2013, p.84]
  6. Oct 10, 2013
    60
    The reggae-tinged "Fol-de-rol" is a definite low, but elsewhere this is a competent, if unsurprising, effort. [Nov 2013, p.71]
  7. Oct 11, 2013
    40
    An album that should have seen Flynn take a step closer to Messrs Marling and Mumford has, sadly, been moulded into a bit of a snoozefest. [Nov 2013, p.102]

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