Music Of The Spheres

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. Mojo
    Somewhere in there Brown's murmurous vocals and the lyrics tend to get lost. [Sep 2001, p.99]
  3. No song is quite right: a lyric about angels or elephants here, a trip-hop beat there, and even the Milky Way would blush.
  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. Musically it is by far and away his most complete offering but some cracks do show.
  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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 28, 2006
    bang on baby
  2. jamesa
    Mar 2, 2006
    long live king monkey
  3. AntonioC
    Oct 26, 2005