Long Way Down

Tom Odell

Long Way Down

Debut album from the piano-playing emotional pop singer-songwriter who took the 2013 Brits critics' choice award

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Of 10 tracks, not one's a duffer. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It sounds accomplished well beyond Odell’s years. Proof that, on this occasion, it is worth believing the hype
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  3. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    The 22-year-old from Chichester has poured all the reckless romance and intense sincerity of youth into a record full of walloping big tunes, most of which deserve to be singles
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  4. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    For someone so young Long Way Down is a crowning achievement
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  5. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    An album that, while often samey and, in the grand scheme of things, says next to nothing, heralds the arrival of a highly talented artist
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  6. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Designed with arenas in mind
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  7. 6.0 |   Time Out

    A few mid-album lulls expose Odell’s inexperience, but overall this is a debut that should keep him on the bus to stardom for many more stops to come
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  8. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Much of this album is on a par with Damian Rice’s early stuff. And that’s perfectly fine
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    He may yet rise above the glut of similar-sounding Sheehans, Buggs and Mumfords, but hasn't yet found his voice
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Odell has shown his promise but he has yet to prove his range
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  11. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Long Way Down is the sound of a busker trying to shout down a bustling high street rather than a troubadour drawing us into his world
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Relentless in its pursuit of a teen audience easily won over by a sensitive man-boy who knows his way around a piano. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Q

    There are too many songs here set to the same humdrum pace. Print edition only

  14. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Tom Odell ain’t half tepid, mum
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  15. 3.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    One day he’s going to listen to M.Ward’s The Transfiguration of Vincent or Beck's Sea Change or the late-great Jason Molina, and realise he could never do that
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  16. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    Odell is a piano balladeer trying to fit Florence and the Machine-size arrangements into his upright Steinway. He isn’t rewarded for his ambition
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  17. 3.0 |   DIY

    As far as art to engage and inspire goes, Long Way Down has precious little to recommend it
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  18. 2.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Professionally made, radio-friendly and pretty much a guaranteed commercial success. And it stinks
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  19. 0.0 |   NME

    Be warned, you can't unhear it
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  • 3. Another Love N/A
  • 4. I Know N/A
  • 5. Sense N/A
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