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  • Summary: The debut album for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Diplo and Switch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 80
    An impressive debut, albeit one light on lyrical depth.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    A majorly impressive debut. [Aug. 2011, p. 100]
  3. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    With a little more focus and a natural approach, he could find himself a unique voice that sits outside of the styles he is trying to embrace.
  4. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    There's a great and more conventional singer/songwriter album waiting to get out here, but The Lateness of the Hour appears to be more concerned with creating a bold statement of intent than in showcasing Clare's undeniable talents.
  5. Jul 26, 2011
    40
    All in all, the overriding impression left by The Lateness Of The Hour is that Alex Clare is a fairly gifted gentleman. But here his talents have been squandered on a collection of songs that fail to establish him as either a dance-pop titan or an emotive warbler.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    40
    Much of it is a coffee-table approximation of the producer duo's more irreverent work. [Aug 2011, p.89]
  7. Aug 5, 2011
    37
    Lateness never does much to prove Clare and his producers were on the same page (let alone reading from the same book).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    This is a great album. I am a fan of EDM (dubstep, trance, house) and I love how Clare combined it with Alternative rock and soul. If youThis is a great album. I am a fan of EDM (dubstep, trance, house) and I love how Clare combined it with Alternative rock and soul. If you have not heard this album, buy it. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    9
    It is a clean album with an impressive mixture of dubstep and soul. Love it!
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    7
    The album is fully polished like shoeshiner--dubstep combined with folk. Note. I am not writing this because of Internet Explorer 9. I'mThe album is fully polished like shoeshiner--dubstep combined with folk. Note. I am not writing this because of Internet Explorer 9. I'm writing this because I love "Too Close" and it's stuck in my head. Expand