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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.
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  • Record Label: Downtown Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, British Trad Rock
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Searching For The Truth
I'm searching for the truth I'm searching for the truth Some sweet day we'll get there in the end Some sweet day we'll get there in the end And I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Mar 18, 2011
    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. Despite being an album that appears to be made up of such personal and reflective lyrical themes, the tunes themselves mostly rattle by in a flash with less regard for steady contemplation.
  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. Under The Radar
    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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