Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Oct 30, 2014
    80
    He returns in possession of a gloriously direct set of songs that feel instantly familiar.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 3, 2014
    80
    Carr retains enough left-field eccentricities, such as the Casiotone keyboard of I Don't Think I'll Make It, to make The Breaks a true indie-rock gem. [Nov 2014, p.108]
  3. Mojo
    Sep 29, 2014
    80
    The Breaks is an album of staggering neo-classic rock ambitions. [Oct 2014, p.86]
  4. Sep 29, 2014
    80
    It's a welcome return for Car that shows how fun and powerful his music is when it's focused and direct.
  5. Uncut
    Sep 29, 2014
    70
    Perhaps they lack the arty flourishes of elder statesman Damon Albarn's solo work, but these bold, brassy tunes serve to remind that it wasn't only about Union Jacks and DMs back then. [Oct 2014, p.69]
  6. Sep 29, 2014
    70
    Solidly crafted and splendidly written.
  7. Oct 6, 2014
    60
    The Breaks is just a pretty good pop album.

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