Version - Mark Ronson
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: The second artist album from the acclaimed DJ and producer (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen) is filled with covers, as Ronson takes on works by artists as diverse as Radiohead, The Smiths, Britney Spears, Coldplay and Ryan Adams. Both Winehouse and Allen guest, along with Robbie Williams, Phantom Planet and Kasabian. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Most of the time... Ronson's big-band arrangements play like smart glosses on the albums he made with Winehouse and Allen, with waggish horn lines and supple guitar-bass-drums interplay throughout.
  2. 80
    A stylishly sweaty summer party. [Jul 2007, p.102]
  3. Ronson just went off and created one of the most enjoyable records of the year. [Summer 2007, p.84]
  4. At 14 tracks Versions is too long... At its best, though, it's a blast. [May 2007, p.124]
  5. His choices are faultless and his sense of fun is very apparent.
  6. 60
    A coffee table record. [Jun 2007, p.114]
  7. Version is proof that you can’t just slap a bunch of horns and old-time R&B beats on rock songs and turn them into soul songs.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 30, 2013
    7
    Version has a handful of very clever interpretations with Amy Winehouse's appearance being the standout highlight of the record. Valerie not only launched this record but strangely enough, its probably the song Winehouse is most famous for as well. On the plus side the record is bursting with variety and style and its obvious that the artist is a produced by trade. On the other side, while there are no real bad moments on the record, there are just too many tracks that are simply inoffensive and unmoving. The first few listens are the best after which you will just want to listen to the originals of all of these tracks. Expand

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