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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 80
    Rarely has any modern band made The Difficult Third Album sound so breezy... [May 2001, p.96]
  3. Some of his most writerly songs to date.
  4. The Stereophonics are trying to say something, expressing something more than the exuberant rock songs with which they made their name. Only time will tell whether their fans will lap up an album almost entirely starved of the big guitar sounds and sweeping choruses they've grown accustomed to.
  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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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. NavannaD.
    Dec 18, 2001
    10
    Brilliant
  2. jad.
    Jun 24, 2001
    10
    i love this album,critics are critics,how critics get paid for criticising something is beyond me.if you look hard enough for something to i love this album,critics are critics,how critics get paid for criticising something is beyond me.if you look hard enough for something to criticise about you will find it everytime! Expand
  3. JoeH.
    Sep 17, 2001
    10
    not as good as p and c but better than westlife!!!! Oh yeh im welsh as well!!!
  4. Stefan
    Sep 13, 2001
    9
    This album has a nice positive atmosphere. I love the songs, even the lyrics (they are quite funny). Don't know the former two albums though.
  5. SusanB
    Sep 14, 2005
    7
    Good, but still the weakest of all the Stereophonics albums. When its good its very good (Vegas Two Times, Rooftop, Lying In The Sun) but a Good, but still the weakest of all the Stereophonics albums. When its good its very good (Vegas Two Times, Rooftop, Lying In The Sun) but a couple of poor tracks bring it down (Have A Nice Day, Everyday I Think Of Money). To get a true feel for this band, listen to Word Gets Around and Language Sex Violence Other instead Collapse

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