You Gotta Go There To Come Back

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    [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. Q Magazine
    60
    Jones's voice and melodic savvy means this album boasts--if you will--just enough entertainment to perform. [Jul 2003, p.109]
  4. It's neither exhilarating nor challenging, but it is a solid and energetic work, imbued with an unambiguous love of old-time rock.
  5. Under The Radar
    60
    For fans, You Gotta Go... is just different enough from what came before to keep ears interested. For everyone else, this will seem like more of the same. [#5, p.103]
  6. Mojo
    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]
  7. Uncut
    40
    Sees them attempt the same move The Charlatans made with their last LP, but less successfully. [Jul 2003, p.111]
  8. Outburn
    30
    A mind numbing mix of unexciting midtempo rockers and smarmy ballads. [#23, p.101]
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    6
    Great Songs--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Great Songs--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Abrading Vocals
    Drink some water and sober up a little and you almost get a 9
    This album really stuck to me, though.....
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  2. 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.
  3. SusanB
    Sep 14, 2005
    9
    A very good album, which certainly doesn't deserve the poor reviews it has received. Good lyrics and melodies, a great chillout album