- On My One

Jake Bugg - On My One
CRITIC SCORE
52
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Rank: #718 / 722
USER SCORE
45
Based on
76 ratings

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80
Clash
Unpredictably diverse and unexpectedly personal, this album sees Bugg managing to maintain the relatable style which won him so many fans in the first place, while taking the necessary risks that allow him to grow as an artist.
65
Paste

Over just 33 minutes, On My One simply meanders too much, too unfocused as it weaves in and out of multiple genres, never getting a solid footing in any of them.

60
NME
Given the symbolic significance of going it alone, you can understand Bugg’s desire to try something new, but it’s only when he plays to his strengths that ‘On My One’ comes into its own.
60
The Guardian
Some of the lyrics sound slapdash, while Bugg’s major subject – a girlfriend who he has realised he’s just not that into anymore – isn’t exactly heart-rending stuff.
60
Rolling Stone

On his third LP (and first minus additional songwriters), 22-year-old U.K. roots revivalist Jake Bugg mixes Americana and British folk as skillfully as ever.

50
AllMusic
The whole thing adds up to a bit of a mess, not in the least because Bugg's schtick was his authenticity: what does it mean if he's at his best when he's being phony?
40
Drowned in Sound

On My One is so indebted to the efforts of others that you come to wonder if Bugg deliberately set out to construct the cheekiest concept record of recent times.

40
musicOMH
Bugg may have been bold in experimenting with his sound quite so drastically, but the end result is an album that feels messy in its execution. However, that could have been forgiven if it at least yielded some memorable moments.
30
Pitchfork

The prevailing impression left by On My One is of a young man desperately grasping in the dark for his musical identity, and coming up with one of the most arrestingly baffling collections of music in recent memory.

Jul 26, 2016
48
A tasteless salad that contains a little bit of everything but lost its creativity, if there was one, during the process of preparation.
Jun 25, 2016
LeFelixBrown
41
F*ck Jake Bugg.
Jun 22, 2016
Fallendomino
35
Although some songs are catchy, Jake is out of his element. "On My One" is all over the place. Bugg skips and hops between genres with little to no transition, and unfortunately, Bugg can't seem to hit the mark in regards to any of the genres he ventures into; even his folk pop songs seem diluted and shallow. While he should receive recognition for putting together the album alone--for the most part, it does little to dissuade the fact that it's just plain bad. Lastly, please don't ... read more
Jun 17, 2016
OmarElDark
20
Esto pasa cuando te juntas con Rick Rubin
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Track List
  1. Submit
  2. On My One
  3. Gimme the Love
  4. Love, Hope and Misery
  5. The Love We’re Hoping For
  6. Put out the Fire
  7. Never Wanna Dance
  8. Bitter Salt
  9. Ain't No Rhyme
  10. Livin’ up Country
  11. All That
  12. Hold on You


Added on: February 29, 2016