Songs for Imaginative People

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Feb 15, 2013
    50
    Smith comes across similarly disenchanted and tempted by the prospect on Songs for Imaginative People, where he's torn between celebrating and bemoaning commercial excess.
  2. Q Magazine
    Feb 8, 2013
    60
    To truly get into the spirit, though, you'll need to have an attention span longer than his own. [Mar 2013, p.96]
  3. 60
    There are parts that gel, and others that are just plain strange: flippant tone shifts, gritty electronica jarring with the twinkling guitars and Deez’s hearty warbling.
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    40
    This album unfortunately fails to showcase his strengths, and proves something of an obstacle course for the listener to negotiate.
  5. 50
    More often these tracks wander in search of melodies that seem frustratingly out of reach.
  6. Flitting between 1980s soul-pop and jerky indie, it has its big, brash, pop-rock moments.
  7. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    [The album] is a natural progression from the first, as the band’s distinctively jangly, incessantly upbeat guitars are remodelled in increasingly eccentric ways.

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