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Here Come The Bombs

Gaz Coombes

Here Come The Bombs

First solo album from the former Supergrass frontman recorded in his own Oxford studio

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  1. 8.0 |   music OMH

    This isn't conventional pop, but Coombes has pulled off the tricky job of being accessible while losing none of the intrigue
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  2. 8.0 |   BBC

    A rewarding and substantial offering.
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  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    The sound of Gaz testing himself; by plunging into a world filled with drum machines, synths and computers
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Going solo always opens new vista’s for a singer and on ‘Here Come The Bombs’ Gaz Coombes has grasped the opportunity to do something a little bit different with a very impressive debut
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Offering cleat evidence that there is much musical life left in Coombes. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    As robustly melodic as anything he released with Supergrass
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Does a surprisingly adept job of retaining the band's oddball pop
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Fresh and stylish and marks Coombes’ finest work in over a decade. A triumph
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  9. 8.0 |   Bowlegs

    He clearly isn’t resting on his laurels, but stepping from his comfort zone with a new found confidence and remaining as infectious as ever
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  10. 8.0 |   Art Rocker

    An eclectic and interesting record
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  11. 6.5 |   Tone Deaf

    If taking a break from the big noises is going to conjure up this sort of result, let the “indefinite break” continue
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  12. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    When he abandons the electro tricks like on Sub Divider, Coombes reminds us of his skills – it’s just a pity that we needed reminding
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  13. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    The result is like a Supergrass album with the seams showing plus some weird quirky touches in the shape of synth noises and electro flourishes
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  14. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An interesting listen and worthwhile endeavour
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  15. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Not exactly left field, but on the right track. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Uncut

    While some of these missiles find their target, he is back with less of a bang than he might have hoped. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    He can't escape his gift for writing songs with hooks you can hang a coat on. His debut solo album is packed with them
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