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  • Summary: Stephen Street produces the former Blur guitarist's fifth solo disc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Happiness in Magazines feels like Coxon's first true solo album -- it's the first to present a complex, robust portrait of him as an artist, and the first that holds its own next to what he accomplished in Blur.
  2. Happiness in Magazines is riddled with glorious pop songs, and in a sane world would yield several hit singles. [Amazon UK]
  3. Bouncy punk, bluesy rock and boozy pop: this is the real Graham Coxon. [#7]
  4. Happiness in Magazines is a huge stride forward for Coxon, who here seems to have jettisoned his scattershot aural experimentation in favor of meaty melodies that actually stick with you.
  5. Exploring the vacated ghosts of stale forms, Coxon has breathed new life into some of rock's most bankable clichés.
  6. Happiness In Magazines is one of the best garage rock hybrids to have been released since The Strokes hit it big.
  7. Shouldn't he be trying something a bit more ambitious by now?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13