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  • Summary: Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Jakob Dylan and Josh Homme guest on the New York singer-songwriter's rootsy third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It's hard to be a cynic about a record this untrendy, with this many catchy tunes. [23 Mar 2007, p.59]
  2. By and large, the songs on Glitter In The Gutter are confident and well-crafted, in the street-poet tradition of Tom Waits and Willie Nile.
  3. Malin once more acts as skilled arbitrator between classic rock and punk, just this time around he's a little more sympathetic towards the boisterous aims of the latter.
  4. Glitter is a guilt-free collection of mature rock/pop.
  5. He retreats too often into dull AOR choogling. [Mar 2007, p.114]
  6. The playbook is obvious and efficiently executed. [Mar 2007, p.63]
  7. 20
    You've heard these overheated tales of wild girls and outlaw boys many times before. [Mar 2007, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. RockyM
    Feb 26, 2007
    10
    Listen to this one more than once and you will be hooked!!!!! Sorta makes you want to go to a Cracker Barrel and ask, "Do you serve fruits?"
  2. ScottH
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    Perhaps his highest energy recording to date.
  3. Karl
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    Simply awesome!
  4. CoreyN
    Mar 17, 2007
    8
    Some songs are really great "Broken Radio" and "Don't let them take you Down" especially but the album suffers a bit from a few weak Some songs are really great "Broken Radio" and "Don't let them take you Down" especially but the album suffers a bit from a few weak tracks and isn't as strong overall as "The Heat" or "The Fine Art of Self Destruction". Still much better than 95% of the music being made today. Expand
  5. mattH
    Mar 8, 2007
    4
    The album includes both an unnecessary re-working of "since your in love" from The Heat and an unnecessary piano ballad version of the The album includes both an unnecessary re-working of "since your in love" from The Heat and an unnecessary piano ballad version of the Replacement's classic "Bastards of Young". Jesse has lost his songwriting muse and rock n roller spirit on this album and all the special guests in the world can't make up for it. Expand
  6. EllaellaEhEh
    Jul 30, 2007
    2
    This reeks of wannabe-ism: wanna be street smart, wannbe rock'n'roller, wannabe heartbroken. But come on people - this is crap! This reeks of wannabe-ism: wanna be street smart, wannbe rock'n'roller, wannabe heartbroken. But come on people - this is crap! It's so pretentious, Don't Let them bring you down? Hellu? He is to rock what Millie is to Vanilla - faked! Expand
  7. ChetA
    Mar 5, 2007
    0
    This blows!

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