Nextdoorland

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2002
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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

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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 the way, the companion disc "Side Three" is also tremendous and they give a PHENOMENAL live show.
  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.
  5. LizR
    Nov 11, 2002
    10
    Lush, spectacular and ever-so clever. Some beautious guitar work and lovely harmonies. If you thought the Soft Boys were unique and special, this spanking-new lp confrims it!

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It wouldn't be difficult to pass off as a mildly disappointing unreleased Soft Boys album from 1981.
  2. 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]
  3. The psychedelic underpinnings of old are cleaned up a bit and the anger and bile that lay beneath the surface of the earlier material has been calmed, but there is still much to be enjoyed.