Pull The Pin - Stereophonics
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  • Summary: The Welsh band's sixth album was coproduced by Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Pull The Pin has urgency, a sense of menace and though it deals with issues like war ('Soldiers Make Good Targets') and the London bombings, there's little of the sanctimonious rhetoric Stereophonics of old were guilty of spouting.
  2. 60
    It's harder to fault the tunes, however, smeared thick with QOTSA sludge or pretty 'Dakota' clones 'It Means Nothing' and 'Daisy Lane.' [Nov 2007, p.123]
  3. 60
    The whole thing sounds effortless, and not always in a god way. [Dec 2007, p.109]
  4. A strong taste of the lack of direction is evident as the final seconds of 'Drowning' trickle away and Jones’ wails turn distinctly, gratingly off-tune as they fritter off into oblivion.
  5. It's business as usual for Britain's most hamfisted rock band.
  6. The album has undoubtedly been an opus of dedication but essentially there is no spontaneity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. MikeL
    Aug 29, 2009
    'Pull the Pin' is the best their album!!! It's sounds really great and more emotional than previous albums. Every song is worths to be a hit. Strange to see it in the worst albums list on this site. Expand
  2. GeorgeS.
    Nov 4, 2007
    Amazing Album from Track 1 to 12 best songs are It Means Nothing , Daisy Lane , Stone and My Friends
  3. StanislavI.
    Nov 4, 2007
    It's f..ing amazing!!!
  4. christopheh
    Nov 15, 2007
    Pull the pin is definitely not the band best album BUT BUT it is still great Rock from a great band.
  5. EwenS
    Oct 11, 2008
    Yet another brave twist too a long career for Stereophonics, and again they have pulled it off with a mixture of fast tempo and slow well written ballads. This is up their with l.s.v.o. Expand
  6. lucasw
    Feb 16, 2008
    These critics have no idea what they r talking about, its a great rock album, perhaps at times it could be more adventurous, however personally i think all the songs are great and they mix up the softer music with heavier stuff great! Expand
  7. dan
    Oct 29, 2007
    Positively the most turgid, plodding and pointless band ever.

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