Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Feels like a jam session--bluesy keyboard lines and guitar riffs busk with soul-inflected harmonies, world-music percussion and complex, exotic rhythms. [Apr 2002, p.68]
  2. 90
    Injecting the best aspects of Americana to Bragg's inherently British approach makes this one of the early contenders for folk-rock album of the year.
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  1. Dec 11, 2013
    7
    Having taken an extended break to work on the Mermaid Avenue project, England Half English sees Bragg's work highly influenced by hisHaving taken an extended break to work on the Mermaid Avenue project, England Half English sees Bragg's work highly influenced by his experiences with the roots of American folk over the previous 8 years or so. Here more than ever before there is an obvious and understandable Guthry feel to his material. The record while missing some of the dynamicism of his best work is solid through out and is only a couple of stronger tracks short of being excellent. Refreshing to hear him sticking to his principles as he gets older no sign of him mellowing. "Jane Allen" and "Take Down The Union Jack" are my favourite tracks off the record. Full Review »