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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock band was produced by Joe Cross.
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  1. Aug 29, 2014
    70
    Building upon the anthemic synth pop of their previous 2013 album, Anna, the Manchester outfit delve even deeper into a layered post-punk sound that finds them adding more guitars and even strings on some cuts.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 29, 2014
    60
    Hardly groundbreaking, but there's heft, heart and humour here in spades. [Oct 2014, p.107]
  3. Uncut
    Sep 2, 2014
    60
    Although the The Courteeners are newly mature, they're oddly not yet their own men. [Oct 2014, p.69]
  4. 50
    This particular realm of music expands, and you need to expand with it, or remain interesting enough to survive as you are; Courteeners have unfortunately done neither.
  5. 50
    While they’ve never been terribly fashionable, they’ve always used that to their advantage, projecting a underdog siege mentality whilst simultaneously selling out arenas. Concrete Love, however, is nothing to beat their own drum about.
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  1. Sep 1, 2014
    4
    Concrete Love still little walks in step of Stone Roses and Oasis but in different way. In the world of alternative bands with fantastic form,Concrete Love still little walks in step of Stone Roses and Oasis but in different way. In the world of alternative bands with fantastic form, but weak melodies, it's great to hear band play melodic rock'n roll. It's pretty sure what they want to be, but I'm not sure that they realy are. I think songs like 'Next Time You Call' shows a good way how to do it. In this tune you can hear modern british rock similiar to Arctic Monkeys. Or they should be something like rock Mumford and Sons like in songs 'Small Bones'? Or like modern and 'poppy' Stone Roses in 'International'? Or just radio friendly pop band like in 'Summer'? They are still moving from one style to another. and it isn't funn. They aren't spectacular and originall at all. They just sold out their quite good potential from St. Jude and Falcon and now they are only avarage fashion band from Manchester that maybe forgets why Oasis and Stone Roses was so popular. Expand