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  • Summary: the 16th full-length studio release for the British indie band was produced by Jacknife Lee.
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  1. Jun 4, 2021
    80
    Overall, All the Colours of You is a super satisfying musical experience that solidifies an illustrious 35-year career, proving James have overcome a boring and unGoogleable name by being unpredictable, daring, and bold and making a distinctive brand of creative rock music with rich textures and shrewd melodies.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 3, 2021
    80
    It's his most moving writing of his career. [Jul 2021, p.83]
  3. Jun 3, 2021
    80
    Whilst there are still shades of James’ jangly indie-pop in parts, this album takes the band into a new sonic adventure where you hear lo-if leanings and pumping club beats.
  4. Jun 3, 2021
    70
    Even at its most introspective, All The Colours Of You is an often invigorating return from a band who, despite their veteran status, still have their collective finger on the pulse.
  5. Jun 24, 2021
    70
    Booth manages to ground this music while attempting to push it into the stratosphere, a duality that intrigues and chafes in equal measure, so it's good that he's buoyed by a band who give him a sympathetic bed, which is a comfort not only for the singer but for the listener as well.
  6. Uncut
    Jun 3, 2021
    70
    Inventively produced by Jacknife Lee, All The Colours Of You is a winning synthesis of James’ anthemic tendencies and their more instinctive weirdness. [Jul 2021, p.27]
  7. Jun 8, 2021
    60
    Some of the songs would fit well in the soundtrack of a film adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel. Other songs would fit better in the soundtrack of a coming-of-age film. Still, for all its complexity, there’s no song you find yourself singing after you’ve listened to the album a couple of times.
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