Meilyr Jones - 2013
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #161 / 758
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
March 18, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Moshi Moshi / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

There are two key reasons to fall in love with 2013. Firstly, it has an irresistible love of music, be that of the pop or classical form but secondly, and most importantly, it’s a record that as a body of work is one of the most exhilarating and emotional released so far this year.

80
Clash
Fabulously varied, at times unashamedly extravagant and with a consistently joyous urgency, ‘2013’ may be a historical document but it points to a very bright future.
80
The Guardian
He sounds not like a man wallowing in self-pity, but someone trying to scourge his soul in search of a different life. What a lovely record this is.
80
musicOMH
For all the theatrics, it’s an incredibly tender, accessible album, with sing-along choruses and musical quirks that will lodge in your brain for days.
70
Loud and Quiet
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and initially it’s hard to engage with, but it’s an album that seems to care little for trends or fashion, or even to notions of what an album should sound like. Instead it is bold, original and proudly anachronistic.
70
AllMusic
Through it all, and sometimes in spite of ambitious arrangements, Jones proves himself to have a way with poignancy and yearning melodies that stick.
60
DIY
The more you listen, the more you start to learn this is not an album of ‘Eleanor Rigby’s; it’s an album of ‘A Day in the Life’s.
danielleandrea
80
1. How to Recongnise a Work of Art 0.90
2. Don Juan 0.92
3. Passionate Friend 0.78
4. Refugees 0.60
5. Rome 0.64
6. Rain in Rome 0.66
7. Strange Emotional 0.94
8. Return to Life 0.96
9. Love 0.80
10. Olivia 0.85
11. Featured Artist 0.91
12. Be Soft 0.77
89
Best new-to-me live act of the year. A kaleidoscope of songs, the love child of Bryan Ferry and Freddie Mercury.
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Track List

  1. How to Recognise a Work of Art
  2. Don Juan
  3. Passionate Friend
  4. Refugees
  5. Rome
  6. Rain in Rome
  7. Strange Emotional
  8. Return to Life
  9. Love
  10. Olivia
  11. Featured Artist
  12. Be Soft
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Added on: February 25, 2016