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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. Like its predecessor, Golden Greats meanders a bit too much and it places a little too much emphasis on surface, but when the surface sparkles like this, it's hard to complain too loudly.
  4. 60
    Neither great nor golden, then, but not bad either.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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
  1. StonerExtraordinaire
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Fucking tip-top shit. Bang on.
  2. texasholden
    Jul 8, 2005
    8
    Not one of his best, with only two tracks that might make it on to a greatest hits CD (Dolphins & Golden Gaze). Still, worth a listen, and Not one of his best, with only two tracks that might make it on to a greatest hits CD (Dolphins & Golden Gaze). Still, worth a listen, and gets better with time. Expand