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  • Summary: The latest release for the British drum and bass artist features a guest appearance from José James.
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Castaway
I'm on a sentimental journey Into sight and sound Of no return and no looking back or down A consciences objector to the War that's in my... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jun 16, 2017
    80
    At 16 tracks and a whopping 110-minute runtime, there are some songs that blend into the other, but it's a testament to Goldie's creativity and flexibility as an artist that there's never a single moment on The Journey Man that sounds compromised.
  2. 80
    The record is a fluid blend of Goldie taking reflective looks back on where he’s come from and the myriad influences that have shaped him over the years, alongside a sonic perfectionist’s competitive desire to push the music world forward with his new work.
  3. Jul 18, 2017
    80
    The double album structure adds texture to the record’s length, avoiding monotony. Goldie clearly still owns his sound and endows it with a unique vision on The Journey Man.
  4. Jun 15, 2017
    70
    There's still a fair amount of skippable tracks here. Despite this, Goldie remains a hero and an inspirational figure, and even if The Journey Man doesn't quite stack up to Timeless, it's still a respectable effort, and its best moments confirm the man's legendary status.
  5. Jun 14, 2017
    66
    What The Journey Man most clearly captures is that taste for excess and self-indulgence. It's the work of an elder statesman who still has a special touch, but who doesn't know when to stop himself.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jun 7, 2017
    60
    It's pulled down by too many mid-paced ballads and inordinate length. [Aug 2017, p.104]
  7. Jun 15, 2017
    40
    Goldie’s weakness is not always being able to corral that ambition, and, not helped by rote production, there is some interminable material here.

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