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Typical Music

Tim Burgess

Typical Music

Sixth solo album from The Charlatans frontman features a guest appearance from Pearl Charles

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is a work that absolutely insists you sing along, smiling
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  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Burgeoning double album sees The Charlatans frontman explore a huge range of styles and moods, proving his thirst for creativity knows no bounds
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    He seems to explore his craft, experimenting with electronic instruments throughout each track, yet stays close to home
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The Charlatans frontman’s songs of love and life after Covid range from driving pop to Sparks-ish electronica, sumptuous arrangements and modern psychedelia
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Maybe it'd be easier to digest if it was broken into a series of EPs, but part of the point of Typical Music is that it offers an immersion into an expansive, eccentric worldview. It needs all of its messiness to paint a full portrait
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Burgess's bushy-tailed optimism and quality control never dips. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Wiggy electronics abound, from the urgent gallop of the title track and the woozy psych-pop of “Kinetic Connection” to the cinematic orchestrations of “Slacker” and “A Quarter To Eight”. Think The Flaming Lips’ sci-fisonics given a very English twist. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The more-is-more nature of Typical Music may be a mixed blessing, but Tim Burgess’ biggest gift is a generosity of spirit on this giddy, 22-song adventure
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  9. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Trading the Charlatans’ dancey grandeur for something scrappier, their frontman proves endearingly open-hearted on his third solo album
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    The 22-track collection stretches Burgess' songwriting to the extremes and revels in the post-genre era
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