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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31

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  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 singing all day. Buy this album immediately
  3. DezzW
    Mar 17, 2006
    10
    I'm a big Graham fan anyway, but this really is his best yet. There is no bad track. Better than that, every track is real 10 out of 10 stuff, so what else could I give it other than 10? Perfect!
  4. BenS
    Mar 17, 2006
    9
    An absolute stonker of an album.....bloody marvellous!!
  5. Constant
    Apr 3, 2006
    5
    I've been a huge solo-Coxon fan ever since his first album in 1998, and I'm truly disappointed with this new opus. It seems like he's mowing more and more towards commercial sloppy rock, nothing near the moving noisy little songs he used to write. The problem may be that Coxon's art only blooms in a very confined context: lofi production, small distribution, which was I've been a huge solo-Coxon fan ever since his first album in 1998, and I'm truly disappointed with this new opus. It seems like he's mowing more and more towards commercial sloppy rock, nothing near the moving noisy little songs he used to write. The problem may be that Coxon's art only blooms in a very confined context: lofi production, small distribution, which was the case as long as he was part of Blur and when his solo works were only sideprojects. Now he's gained more freedom, he's trying to develop into a more "complete" artist, which is to me a total scuttling of his craft. Regretably, no solution to that, as the geezer won't go back to Blur again, and would he, he wouldn't go back to pretensionless lofi records. Conclusion: instead of this, go buy "Crow Sit On Blood Tree": you'll acknowledge his talent in a much better way and you'll make your ears a lot more happier. Expand
  6. TonyY
    Mar 18, 2006
    10
    this album smacks the crossbar from thirty yards and goes in- whooooo
  7. CraigJ
    Mar 21, 2006
    10
    better than all of blurs albums bar parklife and the modern life is rubbish. Tremendous
  8. sk
    Apr 2, 2006
    10
    the heart of blur return with his best album so far.
  9. DanM
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    Utterly and uncompromisingly brilliant, the only low point on the entire album happens several seconds after the last track when it suddenly dawns on you there is no more. But then you just play it again and all is well.
  10. annie1985
    Mar 16, 2006
    0
    bloody awful
  11. DanB.
    Mar 17, 2006
    7
    rejoin blur, damn you. rejoin rejoin rejoin!!!! please?
  12. AdamX
    Mar 22, 2006
    7
    It's a good album, but to call it his best is being a tad, well, wrong. His music now is commercial rock, and he is probably the best at it. But give me the stripped down raw sound of "Crow Sit On Blood Tree" or "The Kiss Of The Morning" any day... those really are little forgotten classics...
  13. 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 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 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
  14. san
    Jun 14, 2006
    10
    pure cool guitar tune. He is a genius.
  15. TomJ
    Jun 2, 2006
    3
    this is a hell of a lot more boring than any incarnation of blur. maybe his lyrics are witty, but this is really third-rate pop-punk. at this point, it seems like he's trying to replicate frank black's solo career, with each album sounding more and more like boring pub rock.
  16. Jahar
    Jun 29, 2006
    10
    Coxon is fast becoming one of my favorite artists. This album is genious.
  17. JoãoF
    Mar 16, 2006
    10
    Brilliant!
  18. 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.
  19. rossieJ.
    Apr 15, 2006
    10
    this album is catchy, great songs , great lyrics , love it. :D
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 80
    It's all funny, sardonic, heartfelt and loveable. [Apr 2006, p.106]
  2. Sees a great guitarist becoming a great songwriter. [Apr 2006, p.113]
  3. 80
    Throughout, Coxon's masterly musicianship and shameless enthusiasm for such modish fare pulses like an electric current. [Apr 2006, p.110]