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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Mar 7, 2015
    9
    A quite remarkable comeback from Jamie T, who had been out of the music business for nearly 5 years up to this point. This album takes a different approach to his previous work and it seem's Jamie has switched his bass for a guitar. The majority of the songs go for the simplicity approach, with relatively simple chord progressions and punchy, catchy choruses. For me, going back to basicsA quite remarkable comeback from Jamie T, who had been out of the music business for nearly 5 years up to this point. This album takes a different approach to his previous work and it seem's Jamie has switched his bass for a guitar. The majority of the songs go for the simplicity approach, with relatively simple chord progressions and punchy, catchy choruses. For me, going back to basics has proved to be a fantastic approach for Jamie T to take. Songs like 'Don't You Find', 'Mary Lee' and 'Love Is Only a Heartbeat Away' are relatively simple but effective and focus upon themes loneliness and desperation. Other tracks such as the lead single 'Zombie' and 'Rabbit Hole' are much more upbeat and provide a great contrast to the slower numbers.

    Definitely recommend this album. People have been asking the question of what Jamie T has been up to over the last few years? Answer: he's doing what he does best, writing exceptional songs.
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  2. Oct 20, 2014
    9
    This album sounds quite a bit different from previous Jamie T. But it's the sort of different that you want. It's interesting and engaging. Jamie T is an immensely skilled musician.
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 17, 2014
    80
    Shame he's keeping a twice-a-decade pace, but this album should stick to the bones for twice that long, likely longer.
  2. Mojo
    Oct 10, 2014
    80
    This is a record that rewards digging into Treays' melodic moods and lyrical follies. It is also a staggering collection of exceptional songs. [Oct 2014, p.86]
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 10, 2014
    80
    Jamie Treays has come back fighting and fighting brilliantly. [Nov 2014, p.117]