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  1. Apr 22, 2011
    On the whole Start And Complete is a singular and fearless album that conveys significant emotion, rewards repeat listens, and shows what can be achieved when a band's approach to music is defined by bravery and vision.
  2. May 3, 2011
    It would have been great to hear Hayward and Coxon bring more of their distinct voices to the table, but with songs as charmingly off-kilter and sweetly understated as this, it's hard to complain.
  3. May 3, 2011
    While Start And Complete happens to have been recorded in just one day, lo and behold, it turns out to be album of relatively straightforward songs, staying largely within the musical and lyrical conventions of the pop/rock universe.
  4. Apr 22, 2011
    Unfortunately, those songs are slight, unfocused things.
  5. Apr 27, 2011
    Ultimately, a full album based around relaxed, Rhodes-based ballads is probably too bland for thrill-seekers, but Start & Complete is the type of one-off that might be of considerable interest to fans.
  6. May 18, 2011
    Many of the tracks start out promising, but they don't have the excitement needed to keep listeners hooked.
  7. The Wire
    May 3, 2011
    Hayward sounds bored, Coxon throws out Clapton-ish licks, and Taylor's milk-and-water vocals make him sound like the younger brother of The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton. Only Thomas seems willing to inject any imagination into the songs. [Apr 2011, p.52]

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