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  • Summary: This is the fifth solo disc for the former Blur guitarist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Coxon has come up with an album full of raw guitar licks, killer hooks and heartfelt lyrics.
  2. Coxon clearly shows a mastery that comes from experience, and when he hits his groove it’s infectious.
  3. 80
    Full of ripping guitar work and hooks galore. [#74, p.95]
  4. He lays bare pissed-off tantrums and his emotion through a burgeoning self-belief and raw musicality to create his endearingly bittersweet masterpiece.
  5. A fine album that, while not likely to win any prizes for Gorillaz-style innovation, will resonate, both musically and lyrically, with fans young rather than old.
  6. It's true that guitar-pop is all this is, but it's still bloody good stuff.
  7. The problem with Love Travels At Illegal Speeds is its lack of variation and the dominant subject matter. [#15]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. weddy
    Jan 18, 2007
    10
    This is brilliant, nothing less. Masterfully written songs, crafty catchy tunes that spring you back to the height of the Brit-pop era.
  2. DarrenS
    Apr 7, 2006
    10
    I didnt think he could top Hapiness in Magazines - but with this album he has. Absolutely brimming with catchy punky tunes you will be I didnt think he could top Hapiness in Magazines - but with this album he has. Absolutely brimming with catchy punky tunes you will be singing all day. Buy this album immediately Expand
  3. JoãoF
    Mar 16, 2006
    10
    Brilliant!
  4. san
    Jun 14, 2006
    10
    pure cool guitar tune. He is a genius.
  5. matta
    Apr 11, 2006
    9
    Many people will tell you that there is nothing innovative about this album; that it has all been done before, and is, therefore, not worth Many people will tell you that there is nothing innovative about this album; that it has all been done before, and is, therefore, not worth much of your time. Those people are morons. Coxon has crafted the catchiest and most listenable album of the year thus far by hearkening back to the simplicity yet utter badassness of 80's punk like the clash and the sex pistols. Absolutely essential listening. 9.3 Expand
  6. rx
    Mar 28, 2006
    7
    i'm with dan b. please go back to blur. this is a fine solo album but really nowhere near the collective heights capable of with a unified blur.
  7. annie1985
    Mar 16, 2006
    0
    bloody awful

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