The Coral - The Coral
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  • Summary: This debut effort from Liverpool's The Coral is an inventive mix of numerous musical styles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The funniest, most refreshing British debut in years.
  2. 90
    Fantastic! [Aug 2002, p.112]
  3. Part Banana Splits, part The Wicker Man, part genius, The Coral may just have produced the most intriguing, tuneful, humorous and enjoyable debut album of the year, and then some.
  4. Had the band not approached it with such skill and obvious joy, it might run the risk of sounding indulgent, but The Coral sounds happy to let its old 45s melt together in a glorious puddle.
  5. A record that's as hard to ignore as it is to pin down. [14 Mar 2003, p.66]
  6. Jaunty, rambunctious, and youthful.
  7. Their selling point is an eclecticism that evades Oasis-style overkill with compact songs that hop all over the place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    9
    The album is lots of fun, among the best British debuts of the decade. The occasional beefheart guitar work is nice. Nothing to inventive, but its ambitious for a debut, especially considering the average age of the band when they made this. Expand

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