Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    There's enough to pique interest for newbies. The rest of us will head on back to the master. [Sep 2011, p.99]
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    It would have been better to be more sharply focused, and more limited in scope, so a wider audience could discover it and maybe love it as much as Johnny Boy.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 23, 2011
    The sonic darings of his own recordings has clearly fueled the imaginations of The Cure's Robert Smith and Beck, although the likes of Snow Patrol and Beth Orton stay closer to the originals. [Oct 2011, p.102]
  4. Aug 16, 2011
    Like most tribute albums, Johnny Boy Would Love This is mixed, with a few misfires, like Snow Patrol's overblown "May You Never." But Mr. Martyn's pensive, moody spirit comes through, and the tribute should send listeners back to his own 1973 masterpiece, "Solid Air."
  5. None of it is clumsy but, equally, none of it truly escapes the originator's gravitational field.
  6. Aug 16, 2011
    It's likely to appeal more to dedicated Martyn fans than newcomers but a fine tribute nonetheless.

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