We Are Little Barrie

  • Record Label: Artemis
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2005
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Play[s] out like a fresh discovery that's strangely familiar--a '60s soul in a 21st-century outfit.
  2. 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.
  3. Mojo
    80
    Fascinatingly oblique songs are plaed with confidence and laid-back precision, rather than smothered by a desperation to impress. [Mar 2005, p.96]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Barrie's wank-free creedo makes for a bright, poppy debut. [20 May 2005, p.77]
  5. Paste Magazine
    70
    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. Uncut
    70
    Barrie Cadogan is a guitar phenomenon. [Mar 2005, p.102]
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    So retro it's pratcially an historical document. [Mar 2005, p.100]
  8. When the recycled smoke clears, Little Barrie could use more songwriting help from their patrons (Moz, [Edwyn] Collins) and less hu-huh inspiration from Ocean Colour Scene's lobotomy-trad bong.
  9. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    In their relentless slavery to the groove, the songs fall hopelessly flat. [12 Feb 2005, p.51]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. LucaS.
    Sep 4, 2005
    10
    Simply wonderfull like my long hair. ;-)