Romance At Short Notice - Dirty Pretty Things
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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the indie rock band from England headed up by ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barat.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Maybe Carl was the talented one after all.
  2. 80
    The songs are beautifully crafted in that Davies/Weller/Doherty English tradition. [Aug 2008, p.103]
  3. His post-Pete Doherty project evinces dreary futility: he thinks he's Morrissey, but he sounds more like Sandi Thom.
  4. Sure, there’s a residual whiff of mediocrity here, but Carl’s clearly found something else in himself as part of this new gang, and as Dirty Pretty Things’ music grows in assurance, it appears Pete will remain a solitary man for some time yet.
  5. It's a passable enough indie guitar album, but this is a genre that requires shaking up by a truly revolutionary record. This, unfortunately, isn't that record.
  6. Enough signs are pointing in the right direction, but Romance At Short Notice isn’t brave enough to follow each road to its end.
  7. Songs that used to bounce and strut with foolhardy glee now amble, lamenting, the stench of booze and self-pity turning Romance At Short Notice into a wake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7