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  • Summary: The fun-loving Britpop outfit, popular in the U.K. but unsuccessful to date in the U.S., returns with its fourth LP.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. They're uneven, to be sure.... But Supergrass are never less than lovable. [14 Feb 2003, p.72]
  2. Taking a large step in expanding its lexicon, the group, singer Gaz Coombes in particular, has tightened up its songwriting and come up with tunes that rival the band’s first hit "Caught By The Fuzz."
  3. 90
    What they achieve here is hard to get right: lush, summery music-for-pleasure that sounds effortless. [Album of the Month, Sep. 2002, p.92]
  4. 70
    Life On Other Planets isn't quite as much fun as previous Supergrass releases; perhaps, a sign that the boys are growing up.
  5. 'Life On Other Planets’ is about three-quarters of the great album everyone knows they can make.
  6. Finds the fearless foursome cruising right along with the same carefree glee that made us pay attention in the first place. [March 2003, p.100]
  7. A fiddly disappointment, as centreless as a B-sides collection. [Oct 2002, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. KomaKoma
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    Yes Yes Yes
  2. time
    Aug 9, 2006
    10
    Their best record yet. Bloody indispensible!
  3. DominicC
    Mar 12, 2005
    10
    Brilliant
  4. DominicC
    Jul 13, 2005
    10
    Brilliant
  5. CharlesS
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    Outstanding depth and variety from a great band. They're unfairly pigeonholed as simply a "cheeky pop band." They've really matured Outstanding depth and variety from a great band. They're unfairly pigeonholed as simply a "cheeky pop band." They've really matured since "I Should Coco" and it shows in this, their 4th studio album. Expand
  6. CalZone
    Nov 19, 2002
    9
    Welcome back Sup'Gras!Chock full of big chunky hooks, globs of glimmery glam chops, and soaring spirit in the sky-high hopes. Not Welcome back Sup'Gras!Chock full of big chunky hooks, globs of glimmery glam chops, and soaring spirit in the sky-high hopes. Not perfect, but close enough.... Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2014
    8
    Critics who labelled this album "unfocused" are missing the point. The melodies are catchy and the instrumentation is skillful; but, mostCritics who labelled this album "unfocused" are missing the point. The melodies are catchy and the instrumentation is skillful; but, most importantly, the music is fun and, at times, poignant. Warm, summery, enjoyable album. Expand

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