User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

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  1. OnionGravy
    Mar 22, 2005
    4
    Wonderful singles, dire album. I feel like many of the reviews I've read are willing the album to be good in the face of the cold, hard truth - 10 different versions of Coffee & TV and You're So Great, but without the hooks. Coxon is as lost without Allbran as he is without Coxon.
  2. EbeneezerGoode
    Jun 21, 2004
    4
    When I bought the album I was fascinated by the Modern Life Is Rubbish Feel. But after a few listens, it turned out that some songs of the album were rubbish, not the modern life... Freakin' Out on the other hand is excellent.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    The best Graham Coxon imaginable. [Jun 2004, p.97]
  2. Uncut
    80
    His most accessible work since Parklife. [Sep 2004, p.101]
  3. 90
    The defining characteristic of ‘Happiness In Magazines’ isn’t its full sound, nor its sharp reminder of what a great band Blur used to be; its in the sheer imaginative scope.