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Francis Trouble

Albert Hammond Jr

Francis Trouble

Fourth album from the NY singer-songwriter and Strokes guitarist

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Red Bull Records
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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    With albums like this, his identity as a master of smart, emotional guitar pop is secure
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    He hits heights that few artists of this genre can reach and although this isn’t maintained consistently throughout the record, the heavenly levels of joy and bliss he’s able to impart prove the purity of his talent and the worth of his experience
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Hammond’s crafted sonorous songs restore your faith in the power of guitar music
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    One of modern indie’s most iconic guitarists finds new life in his family history
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  5. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s hard to find fault with an album that feels so consistently representative of the mind that bore it
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  6. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    The guitarist continues his 2010s hot streak with some of the brightest, scrappiest music he’s ever made as a solo artist
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Uncomplicated and focused on instant gratification, capturing that ethic that made The Strokes so thrilling. Print edition only

  8. 6.2 |   Earbuddy

    Nothing new but rather something resembling The Strokes and Hot Hot Heat. It’s good at the moment but likely won’t hold your attention longer than it lasts. Still, it’s better than the past couple of Strokes albums
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Decent but forgettable solo outing. Print edition only

  10. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A forgettable pastiche of the band that he helped to form, it seems that Hammond is destined to join the litany of great axe-men who can’t quite cut the mustard alone
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