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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Feb 1, 2013
    8
    This album is excellent. The risky combination of acoustic guitar riffs, synthesised overtures, deep bassy beats, and Hudson's emotional voice pays off greatly, resulting in some amazing songs. The album is filled with deep, meaningful lows and roaring, climatic highs. A hidden gem.
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. It’s a talent for smallness in spite of showy surroundings, an Englishness that’s as convincing as anything Jamie T, Mike Skinner or Lily Allen has produced, infiltrating the upper echelons of the American music establishment.
  2. Pretty much every song on Straight No Chaser is a future pop anthem of powerhouse proportions.
  3. Plenty of time is wasted on auto tune, to the detriment of almost all the album's vocals.