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  • Summary: The follow-up to their hit debut album for the British indie-rock group.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Once Upon a Time in the West is a well-written, well-recorded, mainstream rock record.
  2. There's an Everyman appeal to Once Upon A Time... that suggests a band on the verge. [Oct 2007, p.88]
  3. 80
    Once Upon A Time In The West treads a similar path [as "Stars Of CCTV"], though this time Richard Archer and co have packed in more guitar wallop and catch-all harmonies. [Oct 2007, p.90]
  4. Although it's a little inferior to Stars of CCTV, Once Upon A Time In The West is a good album, make no mistake about that.
  5. The Brithish band takes its attention away from the variety and finds a moderate middle ground. This makes The West slightly generic and much more acceptable at the same time. [Fall 2007, p.79]
  6. Once Upon A Time is simply derivative, a rehash of the band itself.
  7. Once Upon a Time in the West is pretty dull itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    7
    A reasonably solid, very polished Indie rock album. For the most part the song writing is very fluid and most of the songs are built around strong tunes and big choruses. Lyrically, it's only so so for me and there a couple of songs that let the rest of the record down. It's a decent record without being one that you'll come back to repeatedly. Expand

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