Funny Looking Angels - Smith & Burrows
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  • Summary: The Editors lead singer Tom Smith and former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows team up to release an album of classic and original Christmas songs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 80
    Featuring a blend of standards and originals spiced with judicious covers of sometimes obscure indie tracks, it manages to sustain a mood and attitude throughout without offering too many hostages to homogeneity.
  2. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    The songs are embedded with reflection and romance... This is how Christmas records are really done. [Jan. 2012 p. 118]
  3. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    A few moments of confusion and inconsistency, yet remains engulfing, evocative and mood setting.
  4. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    Though few would have predicted this unlikely pairing and even less would have actively willed it to happen, the fact is that Smith & Burrows have forged a handsome partnership.
  5. Two tracks truly warm the cockles. And if the rest is merely pleasant, hey, season of goodwill and all that.
  6. Jun 28, 2012
    60
    It's a fine - if eccentric- album, but a bit of extra tinsel wouldn't have hurt. [Jan 2012, p.98]
  7. 10
    The Christmas album can risk being a sonic Round Robin, of interest to few but its creators, dispossessed of all perspective as they've mired themselves deep in their icky, cosy world.

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