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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 167 Ratings

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  1. Mixed: 0 out of 167
  2. Negative: 8 out of 167

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  1. Apr 25, 2012
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    A rather dreadful album, only "Float On" even registers as anything of quality. This album is a complete waste of money and a complete waste of time.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
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  1. A lot of major label-imposed ideas, like rhythm guitar and a heartbreakingly conventional new bass sound, combine to utterly ruin the record's first half. If you can make it through to News' innards, however, an EP's worth of something like better-recorded, more thought-out Lonesome Crowded West material awaits.
  2. Weathered now, their herky-jerk stands up smartly to interjections from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
  3. 60
    [Brock is] adept at wringing out emotion while straddling sentimentality, but too often here, gauche studio affectations make his sap sound plain cheap. [Apr 2004, p.134]