16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With that hard-won richness to his vocals, it was perhaps inevitable that Kelly Jones would try guiding Stereophonics towards countrified plains. Don’t panic: This isn’t some calculated, Stetson-donning lurch for the Nashville dollar; it’s far more becoming. This is the Welsh rockers at their heartiest, and the country tinges suit these sincere, earnestly affecting songs. “Street of Orange Light” might be their most gorgeous music since 1997’s “Traffic”, the stately “Make Friends With the Morning” takes it to church, while “Bust This Town” proves that 11 albums in, there’s still the passion to send people hurtling towards the indie dance floor.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

With that hard-won richness to his vocals, it was perhaps inevitable that Kelly Jones would try guiding Stereophonics towards countrified plains. Don’t panic: This isn’t some calculated, Stetson-donning lurch for the Nashville dollar; it’s far more becoming. This is the Welsh rockers at their heartiest, and the country tinges suit these sincere, earnestly affecting songs. “Street of Orange Light” might be their most gorgeous music since 1997’s “Traffic”, the stately “Make Friends With the Morning” takes it to church, while “Bust This Town” proves that 11 albums in, there’s still the passion to send people hurtling towards the indie dance floor.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

the gift of the horse ,

Loverly jubberly

I love this band with Kelly Jones remarkable voice- tracks are good so far,am in anticipation for the release of the next album-October can’t come quick enough!

Morphius-70 ,

Shallow, Lazy Song Writiing

Having followed Stereophonics since the early days, this album reaches a new low point in their portfolio. There are a number of tracks that are 'okay' in a simplistic background track sort of way, but almost every song consists of a couple of short and extremely basic musical phrases that are repeated time and time again. It sounds niaive, uninspired and lazy having come from somone as experienced as Kelly. The last couple of tracks are exceptionally poor. As a whole, as Morrisey once said, "it says nothing to me about my life" and as such I can't connect with this at all. Kelly should spend some time listening to Elbow's new album to remind himself about creativity and the beauty of meaningful, passionate song writing.

Guyzilla86 ,

So Far So Good

From the 4 songs I've heard so far the album is shaping up to be another great effort!!!

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