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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. 80
    Kudos to Cameron for shoring up his strength and providing us with such a bold venture.
  2. Mar 11, 2022
    80
    Oxy Music is not, however, any kind of masterpiece, but it is another surprisingly consistent concept album, one just as slick and depraved as Forced Witness was, even without the extra schtick.
  3. Mar 9, 2022
    80
    Its steady pace and relatively tame nature (by his standards) means it might not be his most immediately striking release, but it’s still testament to his talent as an astute alt-pop songwriter.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 8, 2022
    80
    He's embraced a lush, harmony-drenched sound akin to late-period Fleetwood Mac or even the outer reaches of yacht rock. Yet, it's underpinned by biting, literate lyrics and mostly crestfallen characters. [Apr 2022, p.83]
  5. Mar 8, 2022
    80
    Without doubt, Oxy Music honours Cameron’s skill as a storyteller, and his unique ability to embed some of the most outlandish lines into sanguine melodies.
  6. Mar 14, 2022
    70
    In classic Alex Cameron form, ‘Oxy Music’ is full of true lyrical artistry in the most to-the-point way possible.
  7. Mar 10, 2022
    70
    Oxy Music's greatest strength is that it makes the plight of an addict easy to understand and sympathize with, and may even help addicts who tune in feel less alone.
  8. Uncut
    Mar 8, 2022
    70
    Alex Cameron returns to the more overtly acerbic studies in modern male toxicity that established the Australian singer-songwriter as a suave provocateur. [Apr 2022, p.25]
  9. 70
    At their height, the tracks on Oxy Music are some of Cameron’s best, and his songwriting is often defter and more thoughtful than ever.
  10. Mar 18, 2022
    65
    There’s real heart and soul on this record – the only problem is that you have to get past the cool facade, and have some patience, to find it.
  11. Mar 14, 2022
    50
    For how clearly smart, ambitious, and upsettingly tuneful Cameron is, it’s a pity that he uses his talent for these exercises in sophistry, music that feels so vacuous and fleeting that it becomes one with the very modernity it seeks to lampoon.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 11, 2022
    9
    Alex nails it once more with his great dive into misogyny, and exposing it with quirky lines, great synth melodies, a couple guests and just aAlex nails it once more with his great dive into misogyny, and exposing it with quirky lines, great synth melodies, a couple guests and just a great knack for getting satire across. Is it Andy Kaufman level of performance art??..... meh, not quite.... Alex is always trying to be likeable, just in his own way, which is always aces no matter which album it is. 9/10. Full Review »
  2. Mar 13, 2022
    8
    Don't get in the bin!! What a great album with the majority of tracks meditative and humorous yet empathetic takes on drug addiction. AlexDon't get in the bin!! What a great album with the majority of tracks meditative and humorous yet empathetic takes on drug addiction. Alex Cameron will hopefully be making these albums for a very long time. The beauty of Cameron's is their growing power as you pick up on hilarious lines and themes with each listen. Track highlights: Prescription Refill, K Hole, Cancel Culture. Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    9
    Another wonderful release by the master of "man" albums. Another layered peeled back on this expose of tongue in cheek toxic masculinity.Another wonderful release by the master of "man" albums. Another layered peeled back on this expose of tongue in cheek toxic masculinity. You get great tunes, with great and subtle laughs. Can't beat Alex right now. Full Review »