• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2014
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 7, 2015
    60
    While there is nothing particular off about this quiet, solid collection--consisting of little more than Hitchcock’s voice over quite acoustic guitars and the occasional piano and cello--it’s still a pretty muted, low-energy affair that is not immediately memorable.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    70
    To Turn You On and The Ghost In You sound uncannily like Nick Drake gone glam, but it works. [Sep 2014, p.94]
  3. Sep 12, 2014
    60
    Taking the piss by playing against type, Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs is devoid of any mystery or humor, refuting the claim that “A Robyn Hitchcock album always sounds like a Robyn Hitchcock album.”