Propellor Time - Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
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  • Summary: The third album credited with The Venus 3 was originally recorded in 2006 and features contributions from such artists as Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, The Smiths' Johnny Marr, and Nick Lowe.
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  1. Robyn Hitchcock doesn't really make bad albums, but he doesn't always make legitimately great ones; Propellor Time thankfully feels like one of the high-watermarks of his post-millennial body of work, and it's beautiful, essential listening.
  2. 80
    This album finds him in complete mastery of his musical range and lyrical fancies. [Apr 2010, p.91]
  3. Propellor Time is, in short, another fine Robyn Hitchcock album, proving that, almost 35 years into his recording career, his gift for crafting such perfectly-imperfect, winningly-askew pop as strong as ever.
  4. The album's most catchy, melodic moment is a darkly humorous societal commentary called "Sickie Boy." Hitchcock truly has seemed to hit his stride with the Venus 3. Here's hoping we get more songs from home in the near future.
  5. This is music to come home to, to guide you back through the darkness at the end of the evening and deliver you to the doorstep of a nice semi somewhere in Middle England.
  6. While it won't lift him beyond cult status, it's typically enjoyable. [Apr 2010, p.112]
  7. 60
    Hitchcock's attempt to create a "Basement Tapes" vibe churns up a clutch of affable songs but he looks to have saved his best material for the near contempoary "Ole! Tarantula." [Apr 2010, p.103]
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