Stainless Style

  • Record Label: Lex
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20

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  1. NeilA.M.
    Mar 30, 2008
    8
    An excellent electro-pop concept album. Gruff Rhys is a genius. In the past 12 months or so he's released his 2nd solo album, Candylion, Super Furry Animals' Hey Venus! and now this collaboration with Boom Bip, and they have all been top notch. Highly recommended.
  2. WilliamS.
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    This is an amazing album. retro-futuristic - the best influences I could imagine, great guest spots keep things banging and crossing genres without getting messy. If only more people would be this adventurous. Can't waiit to hear what the band do next :-)
  3. MarkD.
    Mar 31, 2008
    8
    Overall very enjoyable. Interesting beats and harmony. SFA fans will enjoy, but there is nothing spectacular here.
  4. IanR.
    Apr 1, 2008
    9
    Great album!
  5. IainM.
    Apr 4, 2008
    10
    Album of the year already?
  6. NormanG.
    Mar 29, 2008
    9
    This album is an absolute treat, I havent listened to an album this much in a long time. I thoroughly recommend it.
  7. MusicMaven
    Mar 31, 2008
    8
    A concept album about the life of John DeLorean that showcases a variety of 1980s musical styles, from synth-pop to hip-hop. The danceable rhythms and simple, yet catchy, melodies ensure the songs work individually, too. It can all seem sterile and a little too carefully planned at times, but I love it when a plan comes together!
  8. PaulC.
    Apr 2, 2008
    10
    One of the best albums of the year so far. This one should be ranked way higher.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. All fascinating stuff, and the resultant album is a fitting testament: exciting, yet flawed like the man (John DeLorean) himself.
  2. Filter
    64
    Stainless Style is a head-scratcher that should heat up the club just fine. [Winter 2008, p.94]
  3. As a document of its time, then, Stainless Style is remarkably successful. Taken on the base level of being an enjoyable pop album, it also triumphs handsomely.