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  • Summary: The first solo full-length release in 18 years for the Jane's Addiction frontman was produced with Tony Visconti and features contributions from his wife Etty Lau Farrell, the Cars' Elliott Easton, Dhani Harrison, and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Kerrang!
    Jun 13, 2019
    100
    Kind Heaven is a beautifully conceived, exquisitely constructed and fully realised work of towering ambition. ... The perfect album to soundtrack the summer. [15 Jun 2019, p.54]
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 6, 2019
    80
    The results range from extraordinary to bemused but they are never dull. [Summer 2019, p.111]
  3. 80
    Kind Heaven is an ambitious, engaging record by an artist who clearly still has plenty of fire in his belly.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 6, 2019
    70
    As ever, and in the best sense, Farrell aims high and wide. [Jul 2019, p.80]
  5. Jun 7, 2019
    60
    Regardless of how you view the album Kind Heaven, it’s best digested in microdoses.
  6. Mojo
    Jun 6, 2019
    60
    An exotic and exuberant affair with hard-rock, electronica and symphonic elements. ... Some might find the afterlife that Farrell's Kind Heaven promises a little daunting, ultimately. There's a helluva lot going on all the time. [Jul 2019, p.89]
  7. 33
    Farrell’s ambition is an admirable quality he wears on his sleeve, and at times, he showcases an impressive stylistic versatility. However, throughout this album, he takes indiscriminate left turns, and it ultimately makes Kind Heaven a needlessly gratuitous and pretentious mess.

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