• Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2000
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. donniedarko
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    one of the best albums ever.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. As tear-soaked and gorgeous as we ever might have hoped.
  2. Magnet
    80
    For the most part, Excuses plays like a companion piece to 1998's Out Of Tune--chock full of the lethargic pedal steel and Topanga Canyon-rock cornerstones that make [Neil] Halstead's songs so powerful. However... Excuses leaves room for more delicate moments and patient ballads... [#47, p.108]
  3. Stronger than 1999's terminally delicate Out Of Tune, Excuses takes a bolder and more assertive approach to Halstead's tunes, giving him a sound akin to like-minded Aussie singer-songwriter Paul Kelly.