Tribal - Imelda May
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The fourth studio release for the Irish rockabilly singer was produced by Mike Crossey.
  • Record Label: Verve
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Rockabilly Revival
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    This album is no time capsule; it's fresh and bracing.
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    Here we get her bright, puckered vocal attack showcased on a bevy of instantly infectious cuts.
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    May understands a hard rock beat ignites the primal, instinctual critique of the modern world. She celebrates the eternal value of that notion.
  4. Aug 6, 2014
    65
    Imelda May's fourth album works best when she drops the bad-bad-girl stereotypes, but takes a few songs for her to hit her stride. [No. 112, p.59]
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    May's an engaging and entertaining storyteller on the more breakneck material, particularly the dynamic Wild Woman and the melodically astute Hellfire Club. The ballads, however, are less distinguished.
  6. 60
    Her follow-up to the popular Mayhem finds Imelda May still indulging the boisterous rapscallion character suggested by titles like “Wild Woman”, “Hellfire Club” and “Gypsy In Me”.
  7. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    The feel is antique and wearily repetitive. Only the sexed up Wicked Way and the deft and tender Little Pixie, about her baby daughter, offer any light and shade. [Jul 2014, p.92]