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  • Summary: This is the fourth studio album for the British folk rock singer-songwriter.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 6, 2011
    90
    England Keep My Bones finally gets the combination right and stands right alongside Love, Ire and Song as one of Frank Turner's best works.
  2. England, Keep My Bones is Turner's most emphatic success and the best singer/songwriter album that will be released in 2011.
  3. Jun 6, 2011
    84
    Smart young miscreants that have outgrown the Warped Tour but aren't ready for the Ted Leo back catalog could do worse, and acoustic rock fans that want more than somnolent campfire melodies couldn't do much better.
  4. Jun 6, 2011
    80
    Closing with the smart anti-hymn 'Glory Hallelujah', England Keep My Bones never falters. The soundtrack to this summer? Screw that--these songs will be soundtracking many of our lives for years to come.
  5. Jun 6, 2011
    80
    Frank Turner gives sincerity a good name on the rousing England Keep My Bones, an exclamation point in an increasingly brilliant career that ranges from early punk spew to more recent folkie testimony.
  6. With the standard set, Turner brings an almost literal meaning to the notion of 'traditional English punk' and, as always, it's a fearless venture for an artist with something interesting to say.
  7. Jun 21, 2011
    40
    Certainly, these times demand an earnest folk-punk poet of the poeple, but Turner's tracts are a little too woolly to truly connect. [July 2011, p. 105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    Frank Turner does it again, after a few years wait England Keep my Bones is finally here and Frank has written his best album yet. With a wide variety of tracks from harder songs like "One Foot Before the Other" to softer tracks like "Nights Become Days" Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Possibly my favourite album of the year. Not one song I don't like to be honest. Some of Frank's best in 'I Still Believe', 'Peggy Sang The Blues', 'I Am Disappeared' and 'Glory Hallelujah'. Also, I would recommend the deluxe version, since 'Song for Eva Mae' (especially) is up there with the best of the 12 standard tracks. Expand