Keep Calm And Carry On - Stereophonics

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    This seventh studio album doesn't find them doing anything much different but still doing it with grit and conviction. [Dec 2009, p. 113]
  2. The relatively stripped-down setting winds up letting the rockers of the album’s first half latch in, particularly the rather propulsive “Trouble,” the nimble “She’s Alright,” and rolling “I Got Your Number,” and does keep the succession of anthems and ballads on the second half from seeming too languid.
  3. I Got Your Number is a sexy, snarling glam rocker, Wonder recalls Smashing Pumpkins at their sunniest and Stuck In A Rut has the strut of prime-time Black Crowes. [Dec 2009, p. 110]
  4. Like 2003's electronic-based Dakota, their seventh album works when it breaks the mould.
  5. Stereophonics deserve doughty, workmanlike praise: they're a safe pair of hands, and this record does exactly what it promises. There are worse crimes.
  6. This isn’t a particularly awful record--it’s simply a album full of typical sounding Stereophonics songs
  7. 40
    Keep a perfectly good album, but it strives for nothing more. [Dec 2009, p. 90]
  8. In the end, Keep Calm And Carry On is a forgettable, throwaway stopgap, a dog-eared blast of mediocrity in the career of a mainstay band.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RhoddriM
    Dec 6, 2009
    After 10 years and a greatest hits tour, it may not be a completely fresh start, but it is a reassuring feeling you get when this album winds to it's 45th minute close. Full Review »
  2. BazW
    Dec 5, 2009
    Nothing new here, same old same old.
  3. ChungulooM
    Dec 6, 2009