Man Overboard

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Jul 21, 2009
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. LizK
    Aug 2, 2009
    10
    I think that Ian Hunter has pulled all the stops on this one. The album starts off with a bang and keeps going. I love 'The Great Escape", "Up and Running" "Girl from the Office" "Flowers", and of course the title track "Man Overboard". I love it more and more with each hearing, and put it up with his best work. Great companion to Shrunken Heads.
  2. DrewW
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    Ian is on a roll, this is his 3rd gem in a row. For those of us who loved Mott, you will not be disappointed. Yes there's bite in those love songs and they deserved to be heard.
  3. chrisa
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    Another classic from Ian Hunter.Gets better and better with repeated listenings.
  4. RayWaters
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    Another great offering from Hunter!A collection of great songs that you find yourself singing along to very quickly
  5. DaveM
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    Ian continues to improve with age. Another fine album from someone who should be in the hall of fame!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nothing here is flashy, which is keeping in a long tradition of Hunter's and is yet another reason why he's often called underrated, but when he's making records as rich and resonant as Man Overboard at the age of 70, it's hard not to listen with not a small degree of wonder.
  2. The New Milford transplant has released a slew of solo albums, including the excellent new collection Man Overboard.
  3. To hear a half-dozen sappy love songs from this notoriously poison pen, well, what the world needs now from Hunter is not love, sweet love.