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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the 2017 BRITs Critics' Choice Award winner Rory Graham was produced by Jonny Coffer, Mark Crew, and Two Inch Punch.
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Human
I'm only human I'm only, I'm only I'm only human, human Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Apr 19, 2017
    100
    It is a reminder that, beyond the thrill-seeking singles, the mainstream audience still favour meaningful, emotional songs, delivered with passion. Rag ’n’ Bone Man’s debut is full of them.
  2. When it comes to big, belting choruses backed with equally sizeable orchestration, Graham doesn’t muck about.
  3. Feb 9, 2017
    80
    Human is an impressive, life-affirming record chock-full of hooks and classy, grown-up production. Praise be.
  4. 60
    Singles "Human" and "Skin" are due their high praise, but there seems little soul to the rest of proceedings.
  5. Feb 9, 2017
    60
    There’s too much bland, Identikit retro soul, the tasteful production becomes stifling, and the lyrics tip from heartfelt and personal into cliched and overwrought. Thankfully, there are still times when he cuts loose.
  6. Q Magazine
    Feb 2, 2017
    60
    Too many of the album's more poignant moments suffer from a slick but formulaic production. ... Graham is at his best when he delivers it straight. [Mar 2017, p.114]
  7. Feb 6, 2017
    40
    Sure, Graham’s voice is powerful; not Levi Stubbs powerful, perhaps, but muscular and versatile nonetheless. It’s a shame, though, that even its most melismatic hints of adventure feel carefully rehearsed; slickly produced beyond any sense of risk or catharsis.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Feb 10, 2019
    10
    Human de Rag 'n' Bone Man, es una pasada de escuchar en toda regla, habré escuchado sus canciones montones y montones de veces, la voz de RoryHuman de Rag 'n' Bone Man, es una pasada de escuchar en toda regla, habré escuchado sus canciones montones y montones de veces, la voz de Rory Graham es diferente a las demás, brilla por su magia. Los temas de "Human", "Skin", "Be the man", "Lady my body down"... son obras maestras, uno no se cansa de escucharlo. Se merece sin duda el 10 sobre 10. Mi segunda crítica u/o review de la sección de music. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2017
    8
    Songs such as Human and Skin have entered the charts and made a dent. Meanwhile Rory Graham (Rag 'N' Bone Man) has been nominated for numerousSongs such as Human and Skin have entered the charts and made a dent. Meanwhile Rory Graham (Rag 'N' Bone Man) has been nominated for numerous 'new-comer' awards. Has his album lived up to the hype? In one word, yes.

    The longer answer is that there are some great songs on this album including the aforementioned singles. Other favourites of mine are Bitter End, Be The Man and Ego which all pack an emotional punch alongside the great voice. Grace and Die Easy are well worth a listen, whilst some others such as Arrow, Odetta and Love You Any Less seemed fairly non-descript and passed me by.

    Some tracks off the deluxe edition, The Fire, Healed, Life in Her Yet and Lay My Body Down, I actually think would've made stronger additions than the latterly mentioned songs. As long as they're in my life though - I'm happy!

    Overall it is a strong commercial debut, and the punch of the better songs carry it through - I'm looking forward to seeing more from Rag's in future!
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  3. Jan 24, 2018
    0
    Putting aside Human's repetetiveness, the whole song is spent pushing this defeatist idea that being human is a catchall excuse for mistakes.Putting aside Human's repetetiveness, the whole song is spent pushing this defeatist idea that being human is a catchall excuse for mistakes.

    Yes you are human, but you still can make choices and try your best not to make the wrong ones. You certainly need to accept 'blame' when it's due - who else is it going to be? Take some responsibility!
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  4. Mar 4, 2017
    0
    Before a contestant sung his single (Human) on X Factor, he was nobody. And now that his single has reached minor fame it's clear to me thatBefore a contestant sung his single (Human) on X Factor, he was nobody. And now that his single has reached minor fame it's clear to me that he is a copy of Hozier (and certainly worse than him). While listening to this album i was bored to the death as i listened to 19 versions of 'Human'. It should be titled 'Human (The Remixes)'.

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