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Coles Corner

Richard Hawley

2005

Coles Corner

Album Summary

Coles Corner is the fourth studio album from English pop/rock musician Richard Hawley, released on 5 September 2005 in the UK and on 6 September 2005 in the US. The title immortalises the legendary Sheffield landmark Coles Corner, a popular meeting place of old and new lovers. The album was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize for best album.

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Rating

3.08

Votes

5051

Genres

  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Singer Songwriter
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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

What a cozy and snug album. I want to curl up with some hot cocoa and watch the rain while this is spinning.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

What a beautiful pop record I had no idea the lead singer was the bassist from Pulp. This album just oozes a nighttime listening experience. The orchestral arrangements and guitars bring this cathartic experience dealing with relationships and breakups. I love the lyrics extremely relatable with some great songs as well. Extremely consistent album I love it. Easy 9/10 for me

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Sat Sep 25 2021
3

It's...fine I guess? I think if it had been either a little more or a little less twee I'd have liked it a lot more, but it's not played straight enough to be good or broad enough to be fun.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

not really familiar with this genre, but sounds like Arctic Monkeys got something from this (I do know they both come from sheffield and have worked together in the past)

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Tue May 25 2021
2

More like Richard Yawn-ley... am I right???

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Sun Nov 07 2021
1

The worst type of music. As bland as unsalted cardboard.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
1

All I had to do was look at the cover to know it was some British thing I've never heard of. This could be an exciting prospect except that it turned out to be some kind of thoroughly bland nostalgia act. Wait, can you even call it a nostalgia act when the person making the music wasn't alive during the time period they are emulating? He sounds very reverent to his inspirations and all, but he also sounds utterly boring. Not only that, but the clean modern production kind of neuters the aesthetic. And his voice just simply isn't capable of pulling off what he's trying to achieve. I'm five songs in and I really don't want to finish this...

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Tue Apr 19 2022
1

Corny. Boring. If I could give it 0 stars I would.

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Thu May 20 2021
5

Wow, I was not expecting this. Sounds much older than it is, love it

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

I really like the style and vibes from this album. Love the voice and liked all the songs.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

I was very surprised by this album. I’d never heard of Richard Hawley before. He sounds like someone who would perform in the Roadhouse on Twin Peaks. I also get some slight Elvis Costello vibes, especially his album with Burt Bacharach. Loved it.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Bruised romanticism and classic songwriting. An absolute delight.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

I love this album. Richard Hawley is a weird one - a Big Name in British music, who will always garner critical praise and find top-notch collaborators. But as a popular act, he'll never cut through. That's probably because he's ploughing quite a lonely furrow as Britpop's own Roy Orbison / Johnny Cash revanchist. I'm glad somebody's doing it, as this is gorgeous, lovingly crafted and thick with atmosphere. Hawley shepherds the ghosts of the past with grace and charm, yet there's enough of the man himself here to prevent this being a glorified tribute act.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

He didn't do himself any favors by placing the title track, which is generic blue-eyed soul, as the opener. I was ready to hate this album after the first couple of songs, but the sound matured as the album went on. A strange experience. Best track: Wading Through (The Waters of My Time)

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

The corner is still remembered by many Sheffielders above 30 years of age as the place to arrange to meet one's date.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
2

Pleasant enough to listen to in the background but if you heard one song from it you've heard it all. This Aussie gives it two Caramello Koalas out of five.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
2

unexpected. this is like "music to die slowly to".. music for an old folks home. i feel like i'm getting older listening to it. some pat boone 50's thing going on here. pretty boring... born under a bad sign has some morrissey potential in it, but otherwise forgettable.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
2

English rock artist with a 1940's flair, almost smooth crooner meets rockabilly. Strange to see this type of album from the middle of the 2000's. That being said...needed on this list?

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Sat Dec 04 2021
2

I'm sure somebody thinks this is well-written, well-performed music. To me, it's awfully boring.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
1

Hawley kind of effortlessly blends elements of country, 40s-50s rock, and other bits into this album. But it doesn't feel very special or impactful for me. I'm enjoying the songs, but I'm questioning why it was included on the list? It's hard to motivate myself to listen to this one, hence the 1/5

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Mon Jan 25 2021
1

Yuck

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Wed Feb 02 2022
1

Feels like a bland redo of those golden voice type of american singers in 2005. Why is this even on the list? It's not bad, it doesn't hurt my ears, but is boring as hell. Two songs really stand out though: Coles Corner and The Ocean are pretty good.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
1

Tooooooooooo sloooooooooow

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Tue Oct 06 2020
5

very nice

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Album acilis ve kapanis sarkilari cok guzeldi. Bir de ocean sarkisi favorim.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Beautifully moving and incredibly diverse.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Me encantó. Tiene como un mood que me gusta mucho, los arreglos, las letras y la voz. No tengo mucho que decir más que lo disfruté bastante. Sobre todo "Coles Corner", "Hotel Room" y "The Ocean", que sí me pareció maravillosa. Me gustó el cierre instrumental y pues bueno, qué bonito cuando un disco te hace sentir así. 9.5/10

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Aunque lo conozco, nunca había escuchado un disco completo. Maravilloso. Mucho rockandroll 50s, onda crooner, Roy Orbinson, Lee Hazlewood, Nancy Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, Dylan. Hermoso, me hizo sentir bien, que se agradece en estos días tan oscuros.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

*emoji de fuego*

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

Excellent voice with quite instrumental music. Chill and relax.

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Sat May 29 2021
5

Great

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

Vraiment bon et rafraichissant, j’ai reecoutee dans lammeme journee car j’avais adore.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
5

A very pleasant surprise. Love Just Like the Rain and The Ocean.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Sikke et lækkert album. Har den gamle fede lyd fra Frank Sinatra Robinson et virkelig Hyltebjerg album som jeg skal lytte meget mere til på nogle sene aftner

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

Чистый кайф

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

such as easy listen, i avoided it first day but it is actually very good

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

Jao što Richard Hawley zna kako do moga srca. Coles corner mi je definitivno na listi najdražih albuma uz Late night final.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Absolutely loved it, very dreamy melancholic and romantic

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

Un'atmosfera natalizia senza il Natale, da mettersi sotto le coperte con la cioccolata calda mentre fuori nevica. Anche la seconda canzone continua sulla falsariga, anche per via della voce piena e che sembra provenire da 50 anni prima. 'Darlin' wait for me' è struggente al limite della commozione. Anche 'The Ocean' è veramente bella. Stupendo e non lo avevo mai sentito nominare! 5*

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Kako je ovo lijepoooooo

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Nisan čula za Richarda, a jako mi se sviđa. Zvuči puno starije od 2005-e haha. I baš je smirujuće

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Slušala san navečer i baš odgovara toj nekoj noćnoj atmosferi. Dobar đir skroz, ugodno, malo retro, sve u svemu-sviđa mi se :)

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

A modern, singer-songwriter interpretation of crooner music. Works better than you might expect.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
5

This one was pretty

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

holy shit, beautiful album I am obsessed with the diversity these tracks have It’s like Nick Cave meets Johnny Cash and that last song sounded like Hans Zimmer or something overall beautiful album - 10/10

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Been looking forward to this. 4 at least. And 1 point for the incredible albumcover. (The building is not even fucking Coles Corner)

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Fri May 27 2022
5

What if Mark Lanegan was from Sheffield and not Ellensburg?

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Made me believe in love again

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Nothing flashy, but sucks you in. Good easy listening with a bit of substance and chill.

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

12/4 Attempting to rekindle a failing marriage at a countryside hotel. Standout Tracks: Coles Corner, Hotel Room, Darlin’ Wait For Me, The Ocean, I Sleep Alone, Tonight, Last Orders

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

it sounds like the album was made 60 years before it did

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Wed Nov 11 2020
4

Very chill music. Reminds me of Chris Isaac. Would listen to again.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Liked it quite a bit. Very crooner like with some nick Cave vibes

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Tue May 18 2021
4

I may be biased because I like his song with the Arctic Monkeys, but Richard Hawley is cool. Chill, cool rock.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

pretty nice

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Not my absolute fav but glad I listened. Big sturgill Simpson energy

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Very chill album. Started with a sorta Sinatra/Peter Cat Recording Co. style of jazzy, later transitioned to folk/county. Starting to notice a theme with this site.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

At worst it sounds like watching your 75 year-old relative getting remarried, but at its best it is a gorgeously arranged chamber pop album.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Yeah. Wasn't sure at first but it grew on me.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

Muuuuuy buen psychrock

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Pues me sorprendió que me gustara un album de este genero musical. No sé si las letras son buenas o no, pero a mí me gustaron. Creo que las canciones que más me complacieron fueron Just like the rain y The Ocean. Mood: Cñor Sad

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Really, really enjoyed this album. I was slightly familiar with Richard Hawley from Rewind the Film, but his own work is new to me. Will definitely be checking out more of it. A high 4.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Very interesting that this came shortly after the Frank Sinatra record. It's very old school, and I could see Sinatra having recorded these songs. Good songs, but a lot of them sound similar. Well-produced. Listened twice.

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Production: 13/20 Songwriting: 14/20 Innovation: 11/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 14/20 =62 Liked it

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Comedown music

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

lagano, enjoyable

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Gorgeous, gentle, quite beautiful romantic music. Very impressed. Retro, but does that matter?

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

New to me. Really good

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

Very Scott Walker. I enjoyed it

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Sun May 30 2021
4

Soothing Easy Listening

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Joah best oké

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Mon May 10 2021
4

A wonderful jazz mix about love and loss

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Thu May 13 2021
4

I love his voice

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Love this - can’t believe it was 2005!

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

- stellar recordings, - warm vibes of home, first crooner I've enjoyed - somewhat samey but some standouts (I sleep alone, last orders

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

A curious mixture. Made the commute a little better

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Sat Jul 31 2021
4

Buena voz. Cantante melódico moderno. Piano. Bastante bonito el disco. Un 4 le voy a dar.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Mezcla de estilo de Elvis, Sinatra, etc. cantado en la actualidad.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

6th August 2021 Listened on my phone in the morning before we drove to Norfolk to go camping with Joe, adna and Anna Lewis! Really enjoyed this actually, it was like a cross between brit pop and old school crooning.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

What a pleasant surprise. Never heard of this so immediately knew it was something British. I liked the first track but couldn't help groaning knowing this would be a consistent aesthetic choice. But the album spanned a number of genres in this old-school crooner type style and I found myself enjoying much more than I thought, especially on the back end. Some of the country-tinged tunes near the end are really excellent. I didn't expect to dig this here we are. Favorite tracks: Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Feet, Coles Corner, The Waters of My Time, Last Orders, Born Under a Bad Sign. Album art: The guy looks like a dweeb but doesn't love make us all look stupid? I really like the colors here. The picture isn't too remarkable but the bold yellow/orange and blue is fantastic. Definitely fits the music. 4/5

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

Do not listen to this if you're morose or mourning. Wow, I've never heard his solo stuff and this album convinced me I need to dig into it. I don't know how to even categorize this music.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
4

4.0 - Well, I’ll be damned! What a pretty album this is. Ballads of longing, regret and reminiscence, sung in a rich baritone, inflected with old rockabilly/country crooning à la Cash and Orbison.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Lijkt in eerste instantie saai, maar het is naar mijn mening een sfeervol folk/country-album waar ik wel van hou. Verrassend.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

he has a great smooth voice and the album feels as good as walk on the beach. Too emotional for me though.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Coles corner, The ocean, Tonight

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

ovo bi slusala da sam sredovjecni bhm (not even in a bad way)

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Surprising & interesting album - wide range of styles, maybe not all that many memorable songs but definitely some classics.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

This somber, longing album is quite choice for when you are in the crossover zone of romantic and depressed. Standout track is Last Orders.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Never heard him before, but was at a concert Richard Hawley headlined this summer - missed him against my wishes, so chuffed to see this pop up. A lovely, rockabilly, non-ironic album. It's great this.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
4

Iako u trenutcima meni osobno malo dosadan, izaziva toplinu oko srca 🤗 Ne mog to opisat, ovo mi je primjer zasto ovu stranicu koristimo, jer sam nit bi otkrio nit pustio. #mellowyellow

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Sí lo vuelvo a poner, como no.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Nomas que meta segundón y llega a 5

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Mellow, but done well. Perfect shower music. No recognized songs

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Mooie singer songwriter een beetje nick cave achtig minder duister

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Very soothing with oldies feel that I'm super digging

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Perfectly pleasant. Not entirely sure it belongs on the list, as the schtick is that he's perfectly and earnestly recreating the sound of a bygone era - so why not give us some of the originals this is aping? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Fave track - "Coles Corner" was a lovely opener, and "Last Orders" a lovely closer, so let's go with them....

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Listened to this without knowing anything about it. Didn't even look at the year. It felt like it was 50s or 60s. Surprised it was 2005. I liked it a lot. Soothing, comfortable.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

ROCKABILLY!

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

It’s a sweet sounding album, very nostalgic crooner ballads but with a captivating modern beauty. 4/5 - Perfect background music on a Sunday morning

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Low key and soulful and pleasant. Not at all what I expected when I saw the listed genre as "Britpop"

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

These tracks are so beautiful and epic, I especially loved "Born Under a Bad Sign". It had incredible instrumentation and, like the other tracks on here, the vocals were quite nice!

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Good stuff. Great listening even if it isn't spectacular.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

A nice, sweet, romantic album with a medley of musical influences. Hawley's got a great voice and a nice assortment of lyrics that make this a joy of an album to listen to.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

This sounds just like a Jim Reeves album. A man, his guitar, and his feelings. This is slow, mellow music that works best if you have someone by your side. Heat up some chocolate, turn the volume up and bring your partner close. Beautiful and simple. Favorite tracks: Born under a bad sign, Ocean, Tonight.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

7/10 cheesy and over the top at times but pretty relaxing and enjoyable :)

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

The description of this album was perfect. A short is Coles Corner wraps itself in the dreams of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Scott Walker and Lee Hazelwood. With a baritone perpetually in anguish over broken love, dead love, bittersweet love ( anything other than happy love), Richard Hawley, like Chris Isaak, shifts to past decades without resorting to complete nostalgia. He lets the strings engulf him, the piano sway him, and thee ballads play him. I wish these were my words but they are how I felt about this listen. Perfect for a rainy night or a overcast day.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Love the old school country!

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

New discovery for me and loved it. Need to make sure I go back to it

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Sonzao bem diferenciado, calminho

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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Solid sound. I liked it pretty well. Reminded me of bob dylan

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

i would never have guessed it would sound like it does, having read the wikipedia page first. He is a crooner, with a great voice and cool style, almost out of a different era. great to relax to on a sunny afternoon. i would come back for more, not normally my style of music though.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

A charming collection of songs. It’s nostalgic tone awakes the empathy on the listener. I did not have this on my radar, but now, it belongs to my Nick Cave-like playlist.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Beautiful record. Used to listen to this frequently but have no given it much thought over the recent years Lovely cosy sound. It relaxes me

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

Really liked this album ...from Title track, to Hotel Room, The Ocean, Tonight and Last Orders...A couple of these tracks feel throwback enough that Tarantino would try to hip them up in Pulp Fiction 2: The Pulpening

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Bacana, bem de boas

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Mon May 02 2022
4

"Coles Corner" is a lovingly retro record from Richard Hawley- the whole set oozes class, elegance and heartache. Named after a popular meeting place for dates in Hawley's (and my) native Sheffield, the album concerns itself primarily with love lost and found, with a series of ballads in Hawley’s baritone croon. It's not for everyone, presumably even less so back in 2005: it's certainly a far cry from the cheeky-chappy, Britpoppy take on Sheffield's nightlife immortalised by Pulp or early Arctic Monkeys. Instead, “Coles Corner” is a grand and stately affair, with tempos and arrangements running through treacle and lyrics softened almost into total cliche. But it is very listenable, and often dazzling in its simplicity. It's surprising that tracks like "Just Like the Rain", "I Sleep Alone” and "Wading Through The Waters of My Time" were conceived with the album, and aren’t old standards. They sound like Hawley picked them out of a dusty old songbook from a distant and forgotten history, fitting right in alongside the only traditional offering “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet”. Sometimes a little bit country, sometimes more folksy… all with a 50's crooner delivery. Musically, it’s given a tasteful modern update by crisp, full-bodied production and gorgeous guitar work. Listen to the slide in "Hotel Room", the counter-melody in the "Born Under a Bad Sign" chorus, and the chordal accompaniment running through “Darlin’ Wait For Me”. From the rest of the tracks, “Coles Corner” is the most romantic, absolutely aching with strings. “The Ocean" is the most climactic, reaching a stunning crescendo in its last couple of minutes. And "Last Orders" is the most atmospheric, sounding like the final piano drifting through the haze at the end of the world. I've listened many times walking home on a very late night and it has always fit perfectly… almost pure magic.

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Mon May 16 2022
4

05/15/2022 Very unexpected, in the best way.

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Beautiful

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Mon May 23 2022
4

From pleasant start to ghostly end, Richard Hawley takes the listener through trips of life in Sheffield in Coles Corner. What sticks out is the numerous nods made towards the pre-Sixties era of music such as traditional pop and country and it keeps the album interesting from beginning to end. Do not ignore this collection. Favorites: Coles Corner, Just Like the Rain, The Ocean, I Sleep Alone, Tonight, (Wading Through) The Waters of Times, Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Feet?, Last Orders.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Bonito, tranquilo

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Tue May 24 2022
4

A modern folk rock album.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

I started off thinking that this was yet another boring album that’s on here for some historical or music critic reason but by the end I was totally on board. The vocals are basically nick cave from the boatman’s call mixed with frank Sinatra but the production is on a whole other level of mixing genres and it’s all really beautiful sounding

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

no es mi estilo de musica pero me senti comodo escuchando, buena letra relajante me gusto mucho el album

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

Trodde inte jag skulle gilla det här men det var bra? iofs är det ju han från pulp så, inte så big av en surprise ändå.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

If Johnny Cash grew up in the suburbs playing the piano. This album sounds like what a movie would have in the soundtrack for a character's dinner date, but in a good way. It conveys a story, is suitable for most audiences, and reminds me a bit of BCNR.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

4.25

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Richard Hawley brings a beautiful raw performance to this quietly calm piece of pop-indie. His voice at points is touching and feels honesty with the intentions he’s bringing

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Wasn't into it at first but started digging the R&B style

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Wed Aug 17 2022
4

This album really grew on me. On my first listen I found it too slow and it took me awhile to get through it but by the closing track it started to come together for me. After that, each listen got better and by my third time through the album had won me over.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Mjög ljúfur og stundum angurvær hljóðheimur. Hann grípur mig ekki föstum tökum en það er eitthvað heillandi þarna og ég gæti vel hlustað á þetta aftur. Ég er enginn stóraðdáandi svona baritóna, en Hawley sleppur fyrir horn. Jájá, fínt.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Usually I'm all in on melancholic music, but you have to be in a very specific mood, to thoroughly appreciate it. I wasn't in that mood during my first listening and as a result the whole album just slowly disappeared somewhere in the background, without me noticing anything special about it. Fortunately, by a coincidence, I gave it another chance, late at night, with a glass of wine for company - and the reception was so so much better. Richard creates an amazing atmosphere around his songs; you can feel as you moved in time 50 years and enjoy a full moon with a loved one on a bench in a park. It also helps, that Richard's voice is so soft and charming, that he slowly hypnotizing you into submisson to this album. As for my favourite song, I think I actually have to choose the first song on the album - titular 'Coles Corner'. The song is slightly different from the rest of the record - even more melancholic, perfect cooperation of violin and sadness in Hawley's voice, makes it the best song on this album. I was ready to quickly dismiss this album as just 'another boring work', but I am so lucky to give it a second chance. Really great album!

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Solid album. Not sure if it's my thing or not.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Repeated references to this as “retro,” which seems a little off to me - more a factor of this being difficult to define, genre-wise. Wikipedia calls it art- and chamber- pop, but it’s country elements are as strong as the pop, along with a heavy vibe of singer-and-band, which (for all that’s its most iconic stars are of an earlier era) never went away, so is it really retro? Whatever the case, I liked it, and it’s ambiguous but decidedly gentle style was a nice change of pace.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
4

A strange album in that the music is clearly a couple of decades older than the album. It sounds like the soundtrack to a couple generic but wholesome movie classics. Definitely comforting background music. Hard to see it as more than that - but sometimes that's enough.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

Morrissey would kill to put out something like this, but with more racism.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Jazzoso, vocerrón y unas composiciones arrechísimas. Me dejó queriendo escuchar el resto de la discografía.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Great musician, captures some raw emotions in song

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

This was super pleasant to listen to. Hard to believe it’s from 2005, it sounded decades older.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

What a joy this was to listen to.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

I can see what the fuss is about now. Lovely voice. Ditto songs. I can hear the ghost of Johnny Cash in a few.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Cozy

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

steel city & western

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

A nice sit down and a cup of tea of an album.

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Fri Sep 04 2020
3

A bit slow. Member of longpigs.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

Interesting album. The Ocean in particular is amazing. The album loses steam later on though.

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Sun Nov 08 2020
3

Starts off a bit drab, but settles cleanly into a kind of groove as it meanders through a few styles. By the time I got to The Ocean I was certain that I had heard the song before, though I can find no record of that happening. Builds, or rather cruises, to the end, capping off a smooth fifty minutes. This is perfect music to slot into a day, though I'm not sure the album is dynamic enough to draw one back for an active listen.

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Fri Nov 06 2020
3

Very okay

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

Ok?

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

Very pleasant

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Quite soft and slow, but actually not that bad. Good combination of different genres.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Could have sworn I heard roy oberson a couple of times...

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Not bad

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Fri Mar 26 2021
3

Definition of easy listening

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

2.5. I like his voice. Songs, meh.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

The album sound like crooner music. It is pleasant to listen to. I was surprised by the 'recent' release date.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Listenable, not very exciting or new. Not my favorite vocal quality

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

Semibängeri Skön musik, lite väl långsamt för min smak

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Mit dem ersten Song hat er mich total abgeholt, mit dem letzten wunderbar wieder rausgleiten lassen, da steuerte ich schon auf eine 4. Dazwischen war mir dann aber zu wenig Variation und zu viel Johnny Cash, und das lag dann nur bei einer zwei. Insgesamt: macht das: 2,5

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Ein Mann wie Whisky. Nicht immer aber in gewissen Stunden genau richtig. 3.4

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

nice and slow solid three

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

It was a surprise back in the mid 00s, such a rara avis in that musical landscape. I always preferred his posterior Ladies' Bridge, but The Ocean is such a beautiful song

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Sun Jun 27 2021
3

was always going to be a 3, fairly nice songs and voice but instantly forgettable

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

Classic country beats, but recorded in 2005. Interesting.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

This was close to a 4, but a few songs near the end brought this down a bit for me. Still a big fan of this - its very somber and croony, but I like how it feels way older than it is Liked: Coles Corner, The Ocean

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

A wonderful surprise.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
3

Great voice and nice songs, not quite enough to drag me back though

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Sun Jun 13 2021
3

A lovely album, nice songs and sounds fantastic

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Wed Apr 21 2021
3

sacre intro, sinon sympa sans grand renversement de situation, 3/5 vu qu'il y a pas 3.5

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Best Song: Last Orders Worst Song: I Sleep Alone

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Song got to my likes. Nice

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Very beautiful, sublime and we'll crafted album

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Really easy to listen but nothing outstanding. Might return to it one day.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Sounds like the soundtrack to a Richard Curtis movie.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Was very easy listening. Inoffensive - I liked some bits but it was very easy to tune out of.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

OK

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Sun Jul 11 2021
3

3 1/2

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Sun May 16 2021
3

Fantastic production and a great voice, however, I felt like there was not much sonic variation and many of the songs blandly waltzed along. Nice dinner party background music.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

Leonard Cohen-ish, Perry Como-ish, Roy Rogers-ish, lounge singer-ish. That probably sounds worse than I mean it to. It’s not sleazy or anything, just kinda beige. Bland. Nondescript. Perfectly inoffensive, but challenges the listener not at all. Still, there’s something comforting about it, like eating a cupcake or snuggling a teddy bear or slipping on your favorite pajamas and staying in bed all day. There’s value in that. Also, holy crap! This album is from 2005! I would’ve guessed 1958.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

Thoroughly enjoyed. Born under a bad sign is my favourite off the album.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
3

3.5

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Top 3 1. (1) Coles Corner 2. (3) Hotel Room 3. (5) The Ocean Bonus: (11) Last Orders

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

A lot more interesting in context with what Cole's Corner is, and to me paints a lonely guy who just can't seem to find the love he's looking for. Not my type of music, maybe too slow for me, but the album was good. Its lyrics definitely stand out more than the music for me, except for the title track where the music stands out just as much

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

Decent album…not what I was expecting

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

It was pretty alright

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

All of this guys songs sound like they are the song that plays at the end of the movie as the credits roll. I'm not sure why this came out in 2005 or who this guy is but I liked Ocean. He almost is like a knock off Johnny Cash in a way. And so he is just waiting outside at his own concert for someone to show up and they aren't showing up? Kind a sad.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

Liked this album…. Good listen

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

Really smooth listening. Some twangy stuff, soft voice, enjoyable.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

this one's easier to be objective about, since i'd never heard of him at all, despite pretty clearly remembering being alive when it was released. it was an interesting mix of tracks i did not care for one bit, and a couple i found really nice. great voice, and of course the one standout track for me was the one that got the least play on that album (according to spotify) - which tells me i probably don't really like his overall style that much. but I Sleep Alone was a great one, just sayin'.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
3

This was pretty good, but I had had enough by half way through. It was rather samey

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Mon Sep 06 2021
3

Ik vind het wel lekkere muziek. Leuke melodieën met een aangename stem. Mijn favoriet is "Just Like the Rain". ***

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Mon Sep 20 2021
3

First half is like really dark, and almost kinda boring? It sounds like death, not the band but actual dying. Coudln't explain why I felt that way, I could just feel myself slowly aging as it went on. Second half I liked a lore more. I felt like a good amiunt of the music gained a new sort of personality vs. just the sound of slowly dying to alcoholism and cigarettes'.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
3

Looking at the track list I see songs named "The Ocean" and "Born Under a Bad Sign", so of course I'm thinking Led Zeppelin and Cream covers. Turns out not to be the case. In fact, couldn't be much different from those two bands. Pleasant enough, but not really my thing. 3 stars.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

Mellow to the point I forgot I was listening to music. 3 listens of the album with the same drifting off each time. Happy to know that this album was made in the mid-2000's, fully respect people that just disregard current musical trends and just make the music they want to make.

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Sat Oct 16 2021
3

Pausado, tranquilo, relajado, buena voz y melodías.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

It's always weird hearing this kinda oldies-style music coming from someone way after, in this case 2005. I can never really get it out of my head that it's all a big gag, some ironic hipster thing. This honestly doesn't sound bad, but again: how on earth is this something I needed to hear before I die? Or more to the point, why are the only albums in this style i've had so far been by this guy and fucking Morrisey? About the closest thing otherwise has been maybe Johnny Cash, and even then it's still miles off. I'm over 400 albums in; surely there could have been some kind of original crooner-type in there by now. 3/5 cause it's honestly not a bad listen. Biggest criticism is that it's a bit boring. At 45min he doesn't really break any of my album length rules, but it doesn't mix it up at all.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
3

Mislim da bi mi baš više pasao album, bio je dobar dok sam ga slušao, ali sam zaspao. Tak mi je reko Ivan da si ga pustim taman navečer jer tad paše. Dao bi 4 možda da sam stigo do kraja.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

Melancholic, dreamy, smooth, and a tad boring to be honest. Seems influenced by singers like Elvis and Johnny Cash.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

Solid album - I had listened to it a few times when it was released and now I again. It is quite pleasant and I may listen to it again in the future, as with so many records: not clear why is in the 1001-list.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

A modern 50's pop rock n roll album. Coherent and excellent production, which hides any dud tracks, except for the country ones at the end to which you take notice. Several really great tracks. I like albums where everyone has a different favorite track. Not a fan of the songwriting, which seems like a big component, but there's a lot of other things to like here. Favorites: Darlin Wait For Me, The Ocean, Born Under A Bad Sign, Tonight

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

I have never heard of this man before in my life. But hear me out, he sounds like a mixture of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, and Elvis. He has a great sound. Makes you want to sit down with a nice whiskey and with about your existence

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