Life In Slow Motion

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  • Summary: This is the British singer-songwriter's first album in three years, and it finds him working with an outside producer (Marius De Vries) for the first time.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. [Gray has] stepped up his own game with richer production, bigger arrangements and a renewed sense of purpose that makes songs like "Alibi" and "Disappearing World" sound like his most epic work yet.
  2. Q Magazine
    90
    Musically and lyrically, Life In Slow Motion is his strongest collection of songs to date. [Sep 2005, p.108]
  3. With "Life In Slow Motion" he's delivered an album so rich and deft that it pushes beyond the realm of the humble singer-songwriter, to earn him a place alongside the likes of Springsteen and Van Morrison as one of music's revered elite. Without question, this is a classic album.
  4. Compelling to some, maddening to others, it should be said that at least Gray's voice is tuneful.
  5. A tendency to devolve into Coldplay-esque atmospherics makes it a less than wholly successful effort.
  6. A rewarding listen for the faithful who have the time, patience, and inclination to dig into this, but for those whose dedication isn't so strong, this is sweet, gentle, and ultimately forgettable.
  7. Uncut
    40
    Feels timid and trite. [Oct 2005, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. EmilyW
    Dec 25, 2005
    10
    Great Album, 'The One I Love' is such a beatiful song! Love it!!!
  2. joanf
    Oct 3, 2005
    10
    i love this cd it is amazing! good job david keep it up!
  3. TiffTexas
    Oct 28, 2005
    10
    I am a long time fan and I love this album. David clearly challenges his consistant sound and moves toward a sound that is different and I am a long time fan and I love this album. David clearly challenges his consistant sound and moves toward a sound that is different and serenely powerful. His lyrics are amazing! I feel like this album is more intimate to me because I think he is trying something more exciting and creative and he is sharing it with his fans! My personal favorite tracks are "Lately" and "Life in Slow Motion"....okay they are each awesome! Expand
  4. JulianC
    Sep 18, 2005
    8
    An album of truly beautiful songs delivered with such passion. Another fantastic collection of emotive songs from Mr Gray
  5. williamc
    Sep 22, 2005
    8
    finally he's back. With two sub-par albums behind him, (White ladder and ...Midnight) Gray has returned to his poetry-lased lyrics and finally he's back. With two sub-par albums behind him, (White ladder and ...Midnight) Gray has returned to his poetry-lased lyrics and emotionally based songs. He sounds like he has gotten back the exploding soulfullness he had on his first 2 albums. WElcome back David. Expand
  6. ScottY
    Jan 15, 2006
    7
    Not as good as his past couple of albums but for a David Gray fan, it's still worth owning. Still very good mellow music that's in Not as good as his past couple of albums but for a David Gray fan, it's still worth owning. Still very good mellow music that's in line with what he's done before. Expand
  7. BobT
    Sep 24, 2005
    3
    I've always been a big David Gray fan, but this is album is too predictable and straightforward. Those saying its OK that he tossed away I've always been a big David Gray fan, but this is album is too predictable and straightforward. Those saying its OK that he tossed away the brilliance of his style for "strings", "beauty", "passion" and "big sound" are only kidding themselves. Its a safe album to support the $50 concert seats. Expand

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