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  • Artist(s): Johnny Depp
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp features 11 covers and two original songs.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 19, 2022
    In keeping with his primary vocation, he [Johnny Depp] nevertheless sounds like any fledgling musician still in the process of finding his own style. Meanwhile, Beck makes it quite clear from the very start this is his album: “Midnight Walker,” a composition by Irish musician Davy Spillane, is the familiar and highly atmospheric sound of vintage Beck fusion, while the clattering mechanical rhythms of Killing Joke’s “Death And Resurrection Show” recall You Had It Coming in 2001 and Jeff two years later.
  2. Jul 19, 2022
    An uneven yet entertaining album.
  3. 60
    The ambition is admirable, but a schizophrenic quality pervades the effort overall. The dramatic shift in sound makes it hard to get a handle in terms of either consistency or feel. Perhaps the two are merely feeling each other out and taking advantage of their options. Whatever the case, 18 still seems like an odd assortment of numbers at best.
  4. 40
    Three of the record’s 11 – eleven – incongruous covers, seemingly selected by lobbing darts at a Spotify genre cloud, involve Beck showcasing his sub-Dave Gilmour, cruise ship guitar work by playing the vocal lines on instrumental takes of Davy Spillane’s “Midnight Walker” and a couple of Beach Boys tunes. When Depp gets involved things often, somehow, get worse.
  5. Jul 19, 2022
    18 is a peculiar and hugely uneven record.
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    Aug 19, 2022
    It would be exhausting to list all the crimes these two commit in the name of rock'n'roll on this record. ... Risible. [Sep 2022, p.75]
  7. Aug 11, 2022
    Tonally, Beck and Depp don't quite mesh -- Beck's guitar wants to soar, Depp stays earthbound -- and instead of generating something rife with tension or an outright failure, the results are just leaden and dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jul 21, 2022
    I love it played it everyday since it arrived just love jds voice absolutely awesome
  2. Nov 1, 2022
    Wonderful album, I love that it's unlike any other album. It's different and it works that way! jeff beck is an amazing guitarist and JohnnyWonderful album, I love that it's unlike any other album. It's different and it works that way! jeff beck is an amazing guitarist and Johnny Depp's vocals just complete the songs! Expand