On The Outside Image
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  • Summary: Rob Schnapf produced album number three for the James Walsh-led band.

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Jeremiah
Jeremiah was dealt his hand Went off to another land this evening For to find some inner peace And to see a better way of living He only went to try... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    A commanding return. [Nov 2005, p.131]
  2. They're a confident band, but the tragedy is they're at the top of someone else's game.
  3. Mojo
    70
    Starsailor find themselves in danger of being lumped in with the much-maligned 'Keaneplay' school of emote-u-like guitar rock. Yet judged on their own merits they are still producing the goods. [Nov 2005, p.104]
  4. By merely keeping up, they don't do much to separate themselves from the flock of young bands crossing the Atlantic -- again and again.
  5. Nothing on On The Outside is truly awful--it's just, well, good, which these days, isn't quite enough to get the attention of a well and truly fickle nation.
  6. Urb
    50
    Finds a band in utter denial of what is precisely its appeal. [Sep 2006, p.143]
  7. Spin
    40
    Unleashes a torrent of bloated, if occasionally lovely, romantic anthems that aspire to cosmic insight, yet settle for greeting-card corn. [Sep 2006, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. TiagoD.
    Jan 6, 2008
    10
    how can this album be bad? this album is the best album i've ever heard in my life!
  2. May 7, 2012
    6
    I would probably describe this as 'not bad', they sound like a band stuck in the 90s, cheap guitar effects with songs which aren't at all badI would probably describe this as 'not bad', they sound like a band stuck in the 90s, cheap guitar effects with songs which aren't at all bad but just seem to pass you by without making any impression. Its a shame as James Walsh has an outstanding voice and I think its what saves this album but Love Is Here is better. Expand
  3. EddieJ.
    Sep 14, 2006
    3
    Well it's rather bad.