The Negatives

  • Record Label: W.A.R.?
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2001
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Macky
    Sep 25, 2003
    9
    Return to Form for Lloyd Cole, very catchy songs, good lyrics, Highly Recomended

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Singing in an airily accented voice that brings to mind fellow Brit popsters Robyn Hitchcock and John Wesley Harding, Cole evokes aural images of indie radio circa 1985.
  2. Throughout the album, Cole & co. offer up one pop nugget after another, all carefully honed through warts-and-all shows held in New York over the last few years. The result is that The Negatives isn't just Cole's most consistent disc in 11 years; it's also quite possibly his best ever.
  3. 70
    If a weak link exists it's only that the surprises are few, but in reality it's for that very reason that Cole's music is so comfortable.