Patience - George Michael
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  • Summary: Patience is indeed a requirement for fans of the former Wham! member, as this is just his fourth solo album of original material and first in eight years.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
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  1. It is by turns funny, dark, ridiculous, exhilarating and -- most strikingly of all -- relentlessly personal. [Apr 2004, p.104]
  2. It gives the listener an awful lot to plough through, but anyone willing to persevere will find George Michael's finest work is buried within it.
  3. 70
    An oddly experimental record, prioritising texture over tune and betraying a river-deep confessioinal streak. [Apr 2004, p.103]
  4. There's an excessive attention to detail to each song, and that tunnel vision means each song runs about a minute or two longer than it should.... That's unfortunate because the core of the album is quite good.
  5. Patience is far too long to hold my attention, and nowhere near as consistent as either Older or Listen without Prejudice Vol.1, but there are moments here which surpass the strongest songs on either of those previous classics.
  6. Baring your tortured soul is one thing, but unleashing a barrage of self-pitying ballads and expecting people to listen is a test of even the most open-minded fan's patience. [4 June 2004, p.80]
  7. 40
    Deeply average. [Apr 2004, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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