Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Dear Scott
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2022 Ratings: #21 / 394
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Based on 31 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Mojo

Luminous and alive, Dear Scott is just what Mick does: Head music, straight from the heart.

100
Record Collector

As is typical with Head's gorgeous music, you'd never guess his own turmoil from his conversational vocals and simply executed acoustics.

100
God Is in the TV

Dear Scott finds the great man right back on top form, on an album that ranks right alongside his finest work.

90
Uncut

Even by Head's own lofty standards, this represents a late-career masterpiece.

80
AllMusic

Not only is it nice for long-time fans of his work, it gives those looking for someone making these kinds of desperately beautiful, painfully human songs a new artist to discover and love.

80
The Observer
The bard of Liverpool latest gem is beautifully set by producer Bill Ryder-Jones.
40
The Telegraph

Shackled by its own turgid competency, Dear Scott fizzes with all the life of a demo tape recorded in a local community hall double-booked with a bingo night. No matter how loud you turn up the volume, it still sounds quiet. It sounds uncomfortably naked, too.

Doofy
78

Does the Telegraph reviewer have some deep repressed childhood trauma associated with red elastic bands?

TheCarioca
78

Kismet - 5/5 ❤
Broken Beauty - 5/5 ❤
The Next Day - 5/5 ❤
Freedom - 4/5
American Kid - 3/5
Grace and Eddie - 4/5
Fluke - 3/5
Gino and Rico - 5/5 ❤
The Grass - 3/5
The Ten - 4/5
Pretty Child - 3/5
Shirls Ghost - 3/5

NTTR
61

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Dear Scott

Genre: Singer Songwriter
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 220th / 487

Highlight: Fluke

Made me think of:
Andy Bell
Paul Weller
Liam Gallagher

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Track List

1Kismet
4:35
94
2Broken Beauty
3:44
92
3The Next Day
2:34
82
4Freedom
3:27
80
5American Kid
3:13
74
6Grace and Eddie
3:35
80
7Fluke
5:24
67
8Gino and Rico
4:18
90
9The Grass
4:44
73
10The Ten
5:01
82
11Pretty Child
4:10
68
12Shirls Ghost
2:02
64
Total Length: 46 minutes
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Added on: January 25, 2022