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Badbea

Edwyn Collins

Badbea

Ninth solo album from the indie legend and former Orange Juice frontman now relocated to his native Scotland

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
AED
UK Release date
29/03/2019
US Release date
29/03/2019
  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Collins' first album since 2013 sees the singer in pleasingly superb form. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It puts a smile on the listener’s face, will make their feet twitch and will on occasion bring an affectionate tear to the eye. Form may be temporary and class may be permanent, but right now Edwyn Collins has both
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A joyous comeback
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  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Badbea keeps reflexively circling back to the intertwined motifs of contentment and the healing power of music
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These are acutely playful and poignant dissections of his world. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Sounds like the work of a man at the very centre of his world. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Badbea’ is a key part in Edwyn Collins’ remarkable solo career, one that has defied critics and doctors to wilfully do its own thing. A rich, vastly creative experience, it’s a further sign that Edwyn’s work remains something to treasure
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    He’s found a brilliant lyrical minimalism; with a weathered croon such as his, simple phrases carry a wit and a poignancy hard won over his own personal struggles and his enduring relationship with his audience
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    His ninth solo album is as full of beans as a young collie in springtime
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Arch punk provocateur ages defiantly
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