The Courteeners


Third album from Manchester-based indie rock four-piece

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Anna’s greatest strength is the same thing that makes or breaks most examples of popular music: solid, consistent songwriting
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  2. 7.0 |   NME

    Falls frustratingly short of hitting the back of the net
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  3. 6.0 |   Q

    Almost every song is blasted with canyon-sized quantities of reverb. Print edition only

  4. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Already heroes in their hometown of Manchester, this album may see them conquer the rest of the UK. They'll give it a damn good try anyway
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  5. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Die-hard fans can rest assured that the band have certainly not gone rave but, sadly, there’s really not a great deal to rave about either
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  6. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Frontman Liam Fray veers from swaggering rabble-rouser to trembling balladeer, without ever establishing an identity of his own
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  7. 5.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Too much emphasis on cheesy synth hooks, and a few tracks that sound too generic to stand out in any way
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  8. 5.0 |   BBC

    The Courteeners embrace lad rock but do challenge its mandate
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  9. 5.0 |   Uncut

    They've discovered dance music and introduced a hint of electrofunk to their sound. Print edition only

  10. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Sounds like one long mobile phone ad. Print edition only

  11. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    The biggest problem with the Mancunian band’s output is that it’s simply far too ordinary
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  12. 3.0 |   Clash

    Full of uninspired and recycled riffs starkly illuminated by the God awful woe-is-me-I’m-northern lyrics
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