The Tourniquet


Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Alternative Press
    Every song sounds like background music in an art-house film. [Apr 2006, p.207]
  2. For all of its accessibility and open-ended melodicism, however, The Tourniquet offers few moments of sustainable substance.
  3. Unfortunately, tracks like "The Pacemaker" amount to a lot of electronic pitter-patter and not a whole lot of substance, revealing a collection of songs that's less ambitious and tightly woven than 2004's exquisite On Your Side.
  4. Unexceptional and devoid of charm, The Tourniquet is, on the whole, disposable.
  5. Like much of X&Y, Magnet is exceptionally unobtrusive, music to ignore.
  6. Under The Radar
    The Tourniquet is the sound of a songwriter systematically polishing the edges off of everything that made his music so appealing in the first place. [#13, p.97]
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  1. KevinA
    Mar 31, 2006
    I admit I like the more electronic On Your Side. But I still feel the cold Nordic air with this one..