Love Travels At Illegal Speeds

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32

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  1. 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

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

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