On An Island - David Gilmour
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  • Summary: Guests on the Pink Floyd guitarist's first solo album in over 20 years include Jools Holland, Robert Wyatt, David Crosby, and Graham Nash.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
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  1. 80
    A hugely sensual work. [Apr 2006, p.88]
  2. To be sure, the majority of "Island" could be Pink Floyd in all but name only.
  3. Tempos are slow; the mood is relaxed; all the sounds are spacious and beautifully recorded.
  4. On an Island finds Gilmour taking absolutely no risks, has nothing to pull out of its hat.
  5. These tunes tend to meander and often feel like they should be going somewhere we never get to. But a lot of it is very lovely.
  6. Enhanced with pretentious orchestration and filled with aimlessly pleasant acoustic ruminations, it attempts, and roundly fails, to replicate the magic of the Floyd in "Comfortably Numb" mode. [17 Mar 2006, p.111]
  7. Gilmour sounds like his own man here, but you wish he had someone--anyone--to push him beyond these new adventures in tedium. [9 Mar 2006, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 7 out of 51