Golden Greats - Ian Brown
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  • Summary: The second LP from former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    An absolutely amazing album....more riff-heavy and directly engaging than his former band's work...
  2. This is a left-field masterpiece and Brown's best work for a decade.
  3. Brown has mixed the best elements of '60s British flower power rock, a la the Moody Blues, with a new century's technology to create a potent, dream-inducing electronica brew.
  4. 60
    Neither great nor golden, then, but not bad either.
  5. A belligerent record: fiercely independent, full of right angles, curious sound effects and a guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim, who believes, incorrectly, that the soul of Jimi Hendrix is preserved in his G-string.
  6. While "Golden Greats" features some intriguing tracks and a healthy dose of Brown's trademark bravado, it doesn't come close to ringing in as powerfully as that of the Roses' era-defining sound.
  7. Overbaked synth funk...Golden Greats cries out for a hotshot guitarist to take charge of the music -- somebody like John Squire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2