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  • Summary: The legendary (and quirky) English band fronted by Robyn Hitchcock follow their 2001 reunion tour with this, their first new studio recording in 22 years.
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  1. Nextdoorland is a more than worthy addition to their catalog, and proves that two decades apart has not diluted their remarkable chemistry.
  2. The disc makes so few concessions to current trends that it sounds like something dug up from a time capsule, in the best sense.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    This is witty English guitar rock of the highest calibre. [Nov 2002, p.114]
  4. Nextdoorland finds the band's old chemistry in full effect, and Hitchcock's songwriting seems re-energized by the presence of his old mates.
  5. Even without a surplus of terrific songs to launch the affair into orbit, the band still knows perfectly well how to lock into each other and stay that way.
  6. Alternative Press
    70
    Oddly, they sound more now in 2002 than they ever have. [Dec 2002, p.96]
  7. The Wire
    70
    The somewhat dated style and sound of Nextdoorland gives it a charm wholly unaffiliated with any current scene or trend. [#225, p.77]

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  1. Jason
    Nov 6, 2002
    10
    Glorious. Because it is in such stark contrast to what is currently being released and I dare not take it from my CD player, it gets a 10. By Glorious. Because it is in such stark contrast to what is currently being released and I dare not take it from my CD player, it gets a 10. By the way, the companion disc "Side Three" is also tremendous and they give a PHENOMENAL live show. Expand
  2. MarkO.
    Oct 8, 2002
    9
    Solid!
  3. HJS
    Sep 1, 2005
    9
    Finally something special. Too many mainstream groups in the market. This one sounds fresh.
  4. BretB.
    Oct 25, 2002
    8
    brilliant.

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