Slideling

  • Record Label: Spin Art
  • Release Date: May 6, 2003
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's his best solo record. Okay, he's only had three, but this is classic McCulloch in a contemporary model.
  2. Uncut
    80
    The best album McCulloch's had a hand in since 1984's Ocean Rain. [May 2003, p.96]
  3. Magnet
    80
    His most emotionally expansive record. [#59, p.101]
  4. It's honest and raw in the sense that McCulloch is cool with where he's from and unconcerned with where he's headed.
  5. Slideling is McCulloch's best solo offering by a distance.
  6. Mojo
    70
    There's no sonic trickery here, just Mac the balladeer. [May 2003, p.95]
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    Slideling ditches the Bunnymen's arch neo-psychedelia in favour of four-square indie-rock. [May 2003, p.110]
  8. 50
    Slideling isn't a terrible album by any means. It just doesn't have a whole lot of depth to it.
  9. Slideling eschews all of McCulloch's recognizable quirks and endearing pretensions, replacing them with slick generic “mature” songs and arrangements that make Coldplay sound adventurous.

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