Long Way Down

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2013
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Long Way Down has just enough flaws to show that Odell has room to grow and progress. If you listen to one pop album this year, this is a pretty good bet.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    Stripped back to vocals, drums and piano not a million miles from Nick Cave's Boatman's Call, of 10 tracks, not one's a duffer. [May 2013, p.87]
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    80
    The most impressive thing about Long Way Down is how, despite being an album based on a simple, almost naïve set of concepts--being in love, falling out of love, the raw emotion of being young and not understanding the world yet--it sounds accomplished well beyond Odell’s years.
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    70
    For Long Way Down is an album that, while often samey and, in the grand scheme of things, says next to nothing, heralds the arrival of a highly talented artist.
  5. Jun 20, 2013
    80
    There's also something a little too contained, cling-filmed and... Keane-ey about it's measured percussion and guitar swells. Which leaves you feeling that although this is a very good record by a very talented young artist, it's probably not a patch on catching him live.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 17, 2016
    7
    Um bom álbum. nada muito grandioso, mas é agradável de se ouvir. O material contém ótimas faixas, pra falar a verdade, embora tenham algumasUm bom álbum. nada muito grandioso, mas é agradável de se ouvir. O material contém ótimas faixas, pra falar a verdade, embora tenham algumas que só a misericórdia. Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2013
    7
    Forget the shallow arguments against Tom Odell, 'Long Way Down' is actually a characteristic debut album with some impressive vocalForget the shallow arguments against Tom Odell, 'Long Way Down' is actually a characteristic debut album with some impressive vocal performances and singalong-inducing melodies. It's not innovative and doesn't bring anything new to the table; but it doesn't even have to. Standouts include 'Another Love', 'Can't Pretend', 'I Know', and 'Hold Me'. Full Review »
  3. Jun 29, 2013
    7
    Good, sing along tracks. Nothing ground breaking.
    I get the feeling there is a lot more to come this guy, and this album does not do him
    Good, sing along tracks. Nothing ground breaking.
    I get the feeling there is a lot more to come this guy, and this album does not do him justice. Hopefully I'm right.
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