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  • Summary: This is the third full-length for the British threesome. It debuted at #1 on the UK music charts.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. 80
    Rarely has any modern band made The Difficult Third Album sound so breezy... [May 2001, p.96]
  2. With the exception of the swaggering "Vegas Two Times," Just Enough may not pack the same wallop as Cocktails, but tunes like "Lying In The Sun" and the soaring "Watch Them Fly Sundays" instantly stand out as some of the band's best to date.
  3. Some of his most writerly songs to date.
  4. The clean-cut Stereophonics are the Black Crowes you could take home to your mom, only with stronger songs and without the high school histrionics.
  5. Mind you, Kelly Jones' voice is an acquired taste. If you warm to it, however, you'll then enjoy a wealth of simple country-tinged pop songs.
  6. The problems are compounded by the sheer awfulness of some of Jones’ lyrics.... What often redeems them is the music. On that front, Stereophonics have undoubtedly progressed...
  7. Songwriting low on insight, high on moaning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10