You Gotta Go There To Come Back

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. JamesG
    Aug 23, 2003
    10
    Tracks 8 and 9 are gr8 congrats to kelly, richard and stuart, on another gr8 album
  2. scaryfaery
    Nov 2, 2004
    10
    Good songs as an album and individually
  3. 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 :)
  4. traceys
    Jul 9, 2003
    9
    fab can't get enough of track 9
  5. edwardc
    Jul 9, 2003
    9
    The critics give their usual negative reviews about a band who are simply one of the best bands around at the moment.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Mal
    Oct 13, 2003
    8
    It really surprises me that the metascore is only 59. The album is gorgeous, and it deserves better.
  9. OliverP
    Jun 3, 2005
    7
    Very underrated generally. There are some definite duds, but Getaway, Maybe Tomorrow and Climbing the Wall are great songs.
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. 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]
  2. A solid rock effort.
  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]