Human Conditions

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2003
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    100
    Though elaborately orchestrated, the songs retain their intimacy, communicated in Ashcroft's vocals, which, over the years, keep getting warmer. [7 Mar 2003, p.72]
  2. Further indulges his penchant for meticulously-crafted songs, exquisite production, and (sometimes painstaking) personal and spiritual introspection.
  3. It is the best of what Ashcroft does best: thoughtful incantations teeming with emotion, clarity, and vision.
  4. Spin
    80
    Stunning pop for pale after-party people. [March 2003, p.119]
  5. Mojo
    70
    An overreaching cathedral, designed by Spiritualized, Kris Kristoferson and John Barry, Human Conditions still somehow charms with its hungry troubadour's idealism. [Nov 2002, p.102]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    7
    Second solo record from the former Verve front man. Not a bad record - it's got some good stuff on it, opening Check the Meaning is a topSecond solo record from the former Verve front man. Not a bad record - it's got some good stuff on it, opening Check the Meaning is a top tune. There are a handful of other decent songs on here. There's also a few slow paced boring numbers that will help any insomniacs out there sleep soundly. Probably his strongest post Verve offering but nothing on here would get close to Urban Hymns. No doubt Ashcroft is a talented song writer but consistency ain't his strong point. Full Review »
  2. IñakiZ
    May 12, 2006
    9
    Pop Master! Brian Wilson sings on it!
  3. anshumans
    Oct 13, 2003
    7
    well, i had heard alot abt the verve...gotta know abt tem thru bitter sweet symphony.. what a track! well i liked this album at the first well, i had heard alot abt the verve...gotta know abt tem thru bitter sweet symphony.. what a track! well i liked this album at the first listen itself. meaningful lyrics,well balanced music,a good album man!! Full Review »