Losing Sleep - Edwyn Collins
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  • Summary: The ex-Orange Juice singer survived two strokes in 2005 and returns with his first album of new songs since 2002.
  • Record Label: Downtown Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, British Trad Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 91
    A charmingly ramshackle disc of giddy garage-pop nuggets. [25 Mar 2011, p.79]
  2. He's made one of the best British albums of the year--that's why he should be feted.
  3. Resurgent indie icon with added Drums, Cribs and Franz Ferdinand. [Oct. 2010, p. 105]
  4. Mar 21, 2011
    80
    With or without well-known collaborators, his old hard-nosed concision comes through.
  5. Mar 10, 2011
    77
    Even within individual songs, there's a genuine sense of struggle with a gamut of emotions: hopes, fears, joys and frustrations.
  6. May 27, 2011
    70
    The sheer exuberance and joy with which these songs are delivered hint that another record would be a more than welcome artistic statement for a man who's made more than a lifetime's worth. [May 2011, p.83]
  7. His ordeal is reflected in absorbing lyrics full of references to loss of dignity and self-doubt, particularly on the Ryan Jarman co-write What Is My Role? These are songs of determination and devotion.

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