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7.1

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  • Summary: The Welsh band self-produced this fourth studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. [Kelly Jones'] occasionally catchy songs are besotted with American-style blues-derived stomp. [26 Sep 2003, p.94]
  2. What some see as derivative, unoriginal bollocks others view as honesty, craft and a lack of pretension.
  3. Jones's voice and melodic savvy means this album boasts--if you will--just enough entertainment to perform. [Jul 2003, p.109]
  4. 40
    The lyrics are full of fleeting assignations and gruff, bumper-sticker wisdoms, apparently seeking to draw hard-bitten romance from the business of being in a band. [Jul 2003, p.107]
  5. 30
    A mind numbing mix of unexciting midtempo rockers and smarmy ballads. [#23, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. JamesG
    Aug 23, 2003
    10
    Tracks 8 and 9 are gr8 congrats to kelly, richard and stuart, on another gr8 album
  2. MoTe
    Mar 17, 2004
    10
    The critics seems to hate Stereophonics but the fans still love them. This is definitely their greatest album yet! Keep up the good work guys :)
  3. scaryfaery
    Nov 2, 2004
    10
    Good songs as an album and individually
  4. traceys
    Jul 9, 2003
    9
    fab can't get enough of track 9
  5. Carillon
    Apr 8, 2006
    8
    A great album that includes lots of nice tunes and a few so-so ones. But the good songs make them up.
  6. Mal
    Oct 13, 2003
    8
    It really surprises me that the metascore is only 59. The album is gorgeous, and it deserves better.
  7. AdamX
    Oct 31, 2003
    0
    just plain awful.

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