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  • Summary: The fourth solo release for the British pop singer-songwriter includes songs co-written with Robbie Williams, Tim Rice-Oxley, and John Shanks as well as a duet with Elton John.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    This isn't meant as a dismissal: Barlow has a knack for mildly ambitious piano ballads that gain strength from their hazily arty design as well as his studied melodicism.
  2. 60
    Barlow’s generally at his best in more mainstream territory; he’s essentially a classic pop singer-songwriter in the stalwart British style of McCartney and Elton John.
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    50
    There’s flashes of very skilled songwriting, but there’s also the cynical, calculated feel of a record built with a certain commercial targets in mind.
  4. Nov 25, 2013
    40
    When Gary Barlow actually has something to say, it turns out he can say it rather eloquently. That he usually doesn't is Since I Saw You Last's big problem, or at least as much of a problem as an album that's bound to sell vast quantities can have.
  5. [Since I Saw You Last] falls below Barlow’s best--“Patience”, “Rule the World”--at just the point when he needed to up his game.
  6. Nov 25, 2013
    20
    Sonic reference points for this, his fourth solo album, include on Let Me Go (no please, really, let me go) banjo-virulent arena folk in the exhausted Mumford vein as well as the tritest and most insipid of musical theatre showtunes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    0
    This album is a disgrace. Gary, I think it's time you should give up. I hate this album and I regret listening to this horrendous piece ofThis album is a disgrace. Gary, I think it's time you should give up. I hate this album and I regret listening to this horrendous piece of crap!! Disgusting Collapse