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  • Summary: Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown returns with his third solo album, following 2000's 'Golden Greats.' The first single is "F.E.A.R."
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  1. The production is perfect - not too cluttered, lush, beats melting beautifully into the now-understated guitar - and his vocals are warm and unpresuming.
  2. 70
    Somewhere in there Brown's murmurous vocals and the lyrics tend to get lost. [Sep 2001, p.99]
  3. Musically it is by far and away his most complete offering but some cracks do show.
  4. Lacking the strangely compelling shambolic glory of his first solo album Unfinished Monkey Business and the crisper soul-warrior posing of second solo set Golden Greats, this album isn't going to fulfill Brown's hopes of bettering The Stone Roses' debut.
  5. No song is quite right: a lyric about angels or elephants here, a trip-hop beat there, and even the Milky Way would blush.
  6. An improvement over his lo-fi solo debut and his over-produced second disc, but it misses as often as it hits.
  7. You can see the Angel/Heaven/Cocaine lyrics coming a mile off and the predictable bass that punctuates them soon becomes just as banal.
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  1. MauricioB.
    Sep 4, 2002
    10
    a great album with amazing sounds!!!!!!!!!!! the rate does not pass 10 ill certainly give 12!!
  2. martink
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    a beautiful piece
  3. AntonioC
    Oct 26, 2005
    10
    Magnificent,
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    bang on baby
  5. jamesa
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    long live king monkey
  6. aaronw
    Feb 6, 2004
    8
    this is not groundbreaking, but it is a perfect display of ian browns mellow stoned lyrics and downtempo beats, it works well and improves this is not groundbreaking, but it is a perfect display of ian browns mellow stoned lyrics and downtempo beats, it works well and improves with repeat listens. Expand

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