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  • Summary: Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley produced this fourth LP for the UK retro-rockers.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. What really makes The Invisible Invasion excellent, better even than that oft-feted debut, is what they achieve when they go a little bit crazy.
  2. 84
    Feels exactly like a dance-less, British-not-Scottish Franz Ferdinand who have been deeply infused with Sgt. Peppers' '60s pop whimsy. [#16, p.90]
  3. 80
    Strange and compelling. [Sep 2005, p.132]
  4. 70
    They sizzle with verve and invention. [Jun 2005, p.98]
  5. Freed of the need to sound how people expect them to, the seven piece get the chance to show that they can turn in proper, craft-standard pop when they need to.
  6. Repeated listens will help get you past the initial disappointment of a less experimental Coral album. [#10, p.105]
  7. The least adventurous and most disappointing Coral album to date. [Jun 2005, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. mikep
    Jun 8, 2005
    10
    A cool trip, without traveling or taking drugs. "A Warning To The Curious" is an excellent song. The eleven other songs are great singles and A cool trip, without traveling or taking drugs. "A Warning To The Curious" is an excellent song. The eleven other songs are great singles and cd tracks. If you like the retro sound mixed lightly with todays sound, then " Invisible Invasion" is a must have. Expand
  2. MikeT
    Jun 13, 2005
    10
    A fantastic improvement on their last effort, which was a little patchy. This is as infectious as pop music gets!
  3. ricardol
    Jun 23, 2005
    10
    beautiful
  4. davem
    May 31, 2005
    9
    Once again another great album, ranks easy along side the previous 2 full albums. Has a darker tone than the previous and less quirky than Once again another great album, ranks easy along side the previous 2 full albums. Has a darker tone than the previous and less quirky than the first album, but has solid songs some there best such as - a warning to the curious, something inside of me and arabian sand. - GREAT. ( also a great band live) Expand
  5. OliverP
    Jun 20, 2005
    8
    A great album, the best since their debut. Many of the songs are much more accessible than most of their other stuff. Arabian Sand is A great album, the best since their debut. Many of the songs are much more accessible than most of their other stuff. Arabian Sand is superbly wacky and In The Morning and Something Inside of Me are two of their best yet Expand
  6. PatrickJSR
    May 24, 2005
    8
    Fantastic album, massive improvement on Nightfreak and up there with the debut. In particular In The Morning and Far From The Crowd are Fantastic album, massive improvement on Nightfreak and up there with the debut. In particular In The Morning and Far From The Crowd are strong contenders for the best The Coral song ever. Expand
  7. AceKabob
    Aug 15, 2005
    0
    The Coral are the biggest bunch of wankers recording "music" today - amateurish 60s mimics wholly lacking originality. Such a shame a zero is The Coral are the biggest bunch of wankers recording "music" today - amateurish 60s mimics wholly lacking originality. Such a shame a zero is as low a score as I can rate the album. Expand

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