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  • Summary: The London-based rock trio make their full-length debut with this disc, produced by Edwyn Collins.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Play[s] out like a fresh discovery that's strangely familiar--a '60s soul in a 21st-century outfit.
  2. 80
    Fascinatingly oblique songs are plaed with confidence and laid-back precision, rather than smothered by a desperation to impress. [Mar 2005, p.96]
  3. We Are Little Barrie is a stunning debut for sure, and the kind of record both old-school classic rock dads and groove-loving young kids should be clambering over each other to buy.
  4. 70
    Barrie Cadogan is a guitar phenomenon. [Mar 2005, p.102]
  5. While the same pared-down, consistent groove that makes Little Barrie such an immediate grabber might play them out quickly, it's a tasty, gristly flavor of the month. [#16, p.126]
  6. So retro it's pratcially an historical document. [Mar 2005, p.100]
  7. In their relentless slavery to the groove, the songs fall hopelessly flat. [12 Feb 2005, p.51]

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  1. RossK
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    a perfect, blend of everything Rock from the 60s on up. Little Barie really hits every song out of the park. The lyrics are fun and the rifs a perfect, blend of everything Rock from the 60s on up. Little Barie really hits every song out of the park. The lyrics are fun and the rifs are full of soul, funk, and power. check these guys out! Expand
  2. SatyaT
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    This is a very promising debut album. I was hooked the first time I heard it. Think of The White Stripes with a touch of funk and extended jams.
  3. AdamH
    Jul 13, 2005
    10
    Little Barrie fuses every great style from the 60's and 70's and strips it down to the bare minimum. If you like James Brown, the Little Barrie fuses every great style from the 60's and 70's and strips it down to the bare minimum. If you like James Brown, the White Stripes, Hendrix, or the Temptations you will definitely enjoy "We Are Little Barrie". Expand
  4. RobA
    Aug 13, 2005
    10
    simply infectious excellence. buy this cd now!!!
  5. LucaS.
    Sep 4, 2005
    10
    Simply wonderfull like my long hair. ;-)
  6. VillageIdiot
    Feb 2, 2006
    9
    This is stunning, grooves from start to finish. Songs aren't exceptional to be fair hence only a nine but if anyone wants to learn how This is stunning, grooves from start to finish. Songs aren't exceptional to be fair hence only a nine but if anyone wants to learn how to play guitar with feel and soul then look no further. Steve Winwood eat your heart out. Expand
  7. aF
    Jul 18, 2005
    8
    Not sure about Cadogan being the next biggest guitar genius, but this is a very promising start. Critics have been unfair about the retro Not sure about Cadogan being the next biggest guitar genius, but this is a very promising start. Critics have been unfair about the retro issue; these are good, strong songs nicely mixing soul and blues. A definite candidate for second album scrutiny. A personal tip would be that Jet slump, and these guys soar, in that department. SPOILER ALERT: Check out American Minor's debut next month!!! Expand

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