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. SteveH
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    A great album that gets even better with repeat listening
  2. donniedarko
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    "Might be one of the most original albums you'll ever hear." "The funniest, most refreshing British debut in years." this is exactly "Might be one of the most original albums you'll ever hear." "The funniest, most refreshing British debut in years." this is exactly what i want to say, go and buy it now!! Expand
  3. MD.
    Jan 21, 2007
    10
    Perfect! :O
  4. p.s.w
    Oct 1, 2002
    9
    A very promising debut indeed. Reminds me a lot of The La's with a dash of Stone Roses. Kind of rough folk-rock sound. And they are just A very promising debut indeed. Reminds me a lot of The La's with a dash of Stone Roses. Kind of rough folk-rock sound. And they are just kids, by the way - no way to tell from the ecelectic music. So young, so talented, so unfair. These people might grow big. Expand
  5. RobertA
    Apr 3, 2004
    9
    This album is very original and very fun.
  6. RobertA
    Apr 3, 2004
    9
    This album is very original and very fun.
  7. AceKabob
    Nov 8, 2003
    0
    This CD is the most singularly amateurish, derivative CD I have ever had the misfortune to purchase. The Coral are a bunch of wankers, as are This CD is the most singularly amateurish, derivative CD I have ever had the misfortune to purchase. The Coral are a bunch of wankers, as are music journalists who fawn all over them. After you've listened to this disc, you'll undoubtedly ask yourself what CD the critics are raving about, because you'll think, sure as hell, that it couldn't have been the CD you just listened to. Expand

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