Who We Touch

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  • Summary: The British alternative rock band's its eleventh album was produced by Martin Glover.
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  • Record Label: The End
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, British Trad Rock
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
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  1. It's recognizably the Charlatans--it's hard to disguise Tim Burgess's laconic drawl or the light psychedelic pull of his melodies--but they're unexpectedly abandoning their dad-rock handbook and taking risks, winding with their freshest, best album since they traded the Happy Mondays for the Rolling Stones.
  2. These are warm, appealing tunes with no false bluster or crass anthemism, light years ahead of the bombastic drivel certain peers have offered up this year. The Charlatans are old fashioned, maybe even a little antiquated. But are they past it as songwriters? No way.
  3. Mojo
    Premiership stuff! [Sep 2010, p.103]
  4. 70
    "Trust in Desire"--one of the album's strongest-brings together several stringed instruments, making the song sound like an epic movie soundtrack, and "Sincerity" is an excellent track filled with toe-tapping, fist-pumping beats and sing-along lyrics. Who We Touch is packed with several such numbers, but also loses its way on a few others.
  5. Uncut
    The Charlatans make commendable attempts to expand their creative horizons. [Oct 2010, p.88]
  6. Who We Touch works best when the band revels in their sense of adventure, but it suffers dramatically when overtly appealing to days gone by.
  7. Though the band sound in reasonably good form and the album shows how much Burgess has developed as a singer over the years, overall the songs themselves are just not strong enough. The Charlatans don't touch us this time.

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