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Radio Songs

Dave Rowntree

Radio Songs

Debut solo album from the Blur drummer produced by Leo Abrahams

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  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The likes of "Downtown" and "1000 Miles" are modest but sumptuous ballads which suggest something of lo-fi Blue Nile, while "London Bridge," from the title downwards, is basically a Blur song, to which he is surely entitled. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Whether he is the influencer or the influenced, there’s such a clear creativity and worldliness in his music, that Radio Songs should be listened to multiple times to really get the depth of where he’s taking his sound
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    An exciting, experimental, laid back 11 tracks
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  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Compelling evidence that you should never underestimate the person brandishing sticks
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  5. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Blur’s drummer breaks his solo duck with an assured album that, while largely electronic, beats with an analogue heart
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Taken on its own terms, ‘Radio Songs’ is undoubtedly a triumph
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    This carefully constructed introspection does fulfill Rowntree's intention of Radio Songs mimicking the shape-shifting nature of late-night listening, acting as an aural journey to an astral plane
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  8. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Blur drummer Dave Rowntree’s Radio Songs is the anti-All Things Must Pass, a soft reminder that, hey, the drummer can write and sing too
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Not the pinnacle of his varied career, maybe, but not a low, either. Print edition only

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