Odulek - Jimi Goodwin
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  • Summary: The debut solo release for the Doves frontman was produced with Dan Austin.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    80
    An album that is startling as it is likeable. [Apr 2014, p.74]
  2. 75
    With its familiar landmarks interrupted by imaginative mood swings, Odludek offers an engaging listen.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    73
    Odludek does its job well enough as it pulses forward, though it strangely doesn’t stick as deeply as you might expect.
  4. 70
    Although the urge for transformation is commendable, sometimes a change isn’t quite as good as a rest.
  5. Apr 23, 2014
    60
    This is very much Goodwin's record, the work of a man revelling in his own company. [May 2014, p.88]
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    60
    His first solo album is a decent riposte: full of urgent, abrasive songs on which Goodwin sounds both creatively invigorated and thoroughly pissed off.
  7. 40
    The result is an ambitious, varied, but largely unlovable work, its individual songs crammed with too many divergent ideas.

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  1. Apr 3, 2014
    9
    After 4 years without a Doves record, this is a very welcome return for Jimi Goodwin. I've heard the word 'mixtape' used several times in reviews for this, but it really doesnt do the album justice. It's eclectic, but even the barmy 'Man Vs Dingo' worms it's way in to your head and stays there. There's plenty to love in this record, warmth, hope, sadness, anger and a whole lot more, all delivered by one of the the most soulful voice coming out of the UK right now. Glorious album. Get it. Enjoy!! Expand