Titles & Idols

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  • Summary: Beth Hirsch's second solo album sees her venturing into more electronic territory (with tracks produced by the Black Dog) as well as more conventional singer-songwriter terrain (produced by Custom Blue and Jackson).
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. One of the best buys you'll ever make.
  2. Uncut
    80
    A far more ambitious affair as producers Black Dog and Custom Blue underpin her crystalline vocals with subtly pattering lite beats, clever jazz inflections and humming electronic textures. [Dec 2001, p.102]
  3. Titles & Idols' songs solve the same acoustic guitars + electronica beats equation as do the songs of Beth Orton and Everything But the Girl, adding up to adult pop with just enough jitter to give it a tinge of hipness.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    A substantial improvement over the gentle snoozefest that was 2000's Early Days. [Apr 2002, p.76]
  5. Though lyrically ponderous and humorless, Titles and Idols is far from being an unpleasant listen.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    When the songs are powerful enough, it all works gorgeously. But elsewhere, songs as Ordinary Life or Nigel & Fiona drift towards diluted boho chic. [Nov 2001, p.122]
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