Roots & Echoes

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  • Summary: The latest album from the British band is produced by Craig Silvey (The Magic Numbers).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    Full of irresistible choruses and quirky surprises, it's the sound of a band fully deserving of star billing. [Sep 2007, p.90]
  2. Melody takes precedence on Roots And Echoes, and this makes it stronger and tighter than The Coral’s previous releases.
  3. Spin
    70
    The result is seductive and understated, with familiar '60s touches. [Nov 2007, p.116]
  4. Roots And Echoes is an album of songs with all the warmth and familiarity of old leather--and as strangely unexciting as that sounds.
  5. A patchy return, then, from a band whose prolific status never looked in jeopardy before. While it's good to have The Coral back, it's unlikely that Roots And Echoes will win them any new converts.
  6. 60
    The band’s decision to keep things on more orthodox tap seems to have been accomplished at the expense of some of their spirit.
  7. Sadly, Roots & Echoes' air of studious refinement sullies even its more cerebral material with schmaltzy gestures.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. SteveH
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    This is a brilliant record and really grows on you with repeated plays. I don't think there are any weak tracks and definitely in my top This is a brilliant record and really grows on you with repeated plays. I don't think there are any weak tracks and definitely in my top five of 2007. Expand
  2. helmutw.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    This cd will make you smile.Finest somgwriting, one foot in the 60s/70s,one foot in today by ignoring all the hip trends of the so called This cd will make you smile.Finest somgwriting, one foot in the 60s/70s,one foot in today by ignoring all the hip trends of the so called britpop. They deserve to sell millions.Hear them and fall in love with this wonderful band.There aren't that much of them today. Expand
  3. HelenV
    Aug 19, 2007
    10
    I love this record. It gets me in great mood,and is in my opinion the best record they released.
  4. MuriloD.
    Aug 8, 2007
    9
    more settled record, ace moments, stronger and tighter. The Coral is great, the songs are beatifully pop, they put the sun back in our more settled record, ace moments, stronger and tighter. The Coral is great, the songs are beatifully pop, they put the sun back in our hearts! if you enjoy coral you will love this album. Expand
  5. J.D.B.
    Dec 17, 2007
    9
    Their best record yet. It's a great merging of 60's freakbeat and their best song writing to create the best record of the year.
  6. AndyP
    Aug 16, 2007
    9
    just gets better and better. Fantastic melodies and an edginess to the whole album that keeps me going back for more. Looks like they finally just gets better and better. Fantastic melodies and an edginess to the whole album that keeps me going back for more. Looks like they finally got round to releasing the classic album they always had in them. Expand