Lonely Avenue

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. BKM
    Oct 5, 2010
    5
    Considering the talent involved with this album, the result should have been more than just a merely "ok" record. "Folds' melodies are decent, but not spectacular and Hornby's lyrics are no way near as clever as he thinks they are. Songs like "Levi Johnson's Blues" and "Password" come across as just plain silly.
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Under The Radar
    Oct 26, 2010
    60
    While Lonely Avenue isn't a crowning glory for either, it is yet another inspired work to add to their collection. [Fall 2010, p.67]
  2. Lonely Avenue is musical nirvana for lovers of the deft balance of sassy snark and sincere sentiment.
  3. 70
    Lonely Avenue's two knights of music nerd-dom use their disarming pop smarts to wryly sympathize with the hapless Playgirl cover boy. The empathy and humor run throughout.