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Young Pilgrim

Charlie Simpson

Young Pilgrim

The former Busted boyband member turned emo/rock merchant with Fightstar is transformed into an indie folk singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

5.4

Label
Nusic
UK Release date
15/08/2011
US Release date
23/08/2011
  1. 7.0 |   BBC

    Our hero has two important things on his side: a robust way with a tune and a swag-bag rammed with glorious multi-tracked harmonies
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  2. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Charlie Simpson has found a shoe that fits better than anything he's tried before
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  3. 7.0 |   DIY

    He has captured that easy listening quality alongside his raw vocals and certified himself a successful solo artist
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  4. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Solid rather than spectacular, his Eddie Vedder croon occasionally let down by a lyrical clunker
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  5. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Acoustic rock with made-to-order emotional gravity
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  6. 5.0 |   NME

    Pretty terrible
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  7. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Leaving Simpson alone to his songwriting devices, a box of inherited vinyl and a comedown does not a nu-folk star make
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  8. 5.0 |   NME

    It's pretty terrible. Print edition only

  9. 4.0 |   The Fly

    Will be a hit with anyone who’s ever brought an acoustic along to a festival, but, sadly, it’s not for us
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  10. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    Anonymous and innocuous in equal measure
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  11. 4.0 |   Q

    Sees him trying out the earnest stance of the "authentic" singer-songwriter. Print edition only


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