Slideling - Ian McCulloch
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  • Summary: This is the first solo album in over 10 years for the Echo & The Bunnymen frontman, who lately has developed a vocal fan in Coldplay's Chris Martin, who guests on this disc.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. 80
    The best album McCulloch's had a hand in since 1984's Ocean Rain. [May 2003, p.96]
  2. 80
    His most emotionally expansive record. [#59, p.101]
  3. It's honest and raw in the sense that McCulloch is cool with where he's from and unconcerned with where he's headed.
  4. Slideling is McCulloch's best solo offering by a distance.
  5. 70
    There's no sonic trickery here, just Mac the balladeer. [May 2003, p.95]
  6. Slideling ditches the Bunnymen's arch neo-psychedelia in favour of four-square indie-rock. [May 2003, p.110]
  7. 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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