Red Flag

All Saints - Red Flag
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2016 Ratings: #640 / 926
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
Liked by 1 person
April 8, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
London / Label
Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Time Out London
'Red Flag' succeeds above all because it feels grown-up without being boring.
80
Exclaim!

The triumph of Red Flag ... is that it's entirely contemporary while remaining true to the group's spirit.

80
Spin
If this ends up being the last effort from these beloved ’90s holdovers, what a way to bow out — and it sure beats the hell out of S Club 7’s reunion bid.
80
God Is in the TV

Red Flag sounds effortlessly cool in the same way that has always made them appealing.

80
Gigwise
A sophisticated, defiant return to form.
70
musicOMH

There’s far more good to be found on Red Flag than there is bad – this feels like the genuine follow-up to Saints And Sinners that Studio 1 should have been.

70
AllMusic
The quartet's harmonizing is in top form -- an essential part of their allure when they debuted as street-smart, down-to-earth alternatives to the Spice Girls -- allowing the Appleton sisters, Melanie Blatt, and Lewis to shine in a way that was lost on Studio 1.
60
The Guardian
Parts of their fourth album don’t always match up to that former savvy style.
60
PopMatters

As a grown-up pop record, Red Flag is an impressive accomplishment. It is also a sweet reminder that a fusion of complementary harmonies (think Everlys, Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas) can conjure an esoteric kind of pop magic.

60
NME
A fourth album that thrills and disappoints in equal measure.
60
The Arts Desk
While there are no cargo pants or crop tops in sight, the songwriting is good and the band have kept the distinctive sound of solo voices coming together in soft harmonies, but with an edgy, fighting spirit.
50
Crack Magazine

While Red Flag won’t be the most inspiring pop record you’ll hear this year, it flourishes everywhere the last attempt fell flat.

marcobrigs
75
Though the first single "One Strike" is probably one of their strongest to date, the rest of the album is a mixed bag of hits and misses. The first five tracks are sheer genius and the album slowly fades into noncommercial territory. Three of the tracks towards the end blend together into one long underachieving ballad. Though perhaps this album is a grower and not a shower. Download: One Strike, One Woman Man, Summer Rain.
aristocat
93
One Strike - 100
One Woman Man - 100
Make U Love Me - 60
Summer Rain - 100
This Is a War - 95
Who Hurt Who - 70
Puppet on a String - 100
Fear - 100
Ratchet Behaviour - 100
Red Flag - 100
Tribal - 100
Pieces - 100
ciao
76
The 90s are back, yo!!
tha138
52
A decade later, the ladies are waving the red flag in such a mechanical way, trying to be more steady and less emotional and all these... what for?
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Track List

  1. One Strike
  2. One Woman Man
  3. Make U Love Me
  4. Summer Rain
  5. This Is a War
  6. Who Hurt Who
  7. Puppet on a String
  8. Fear
  9. Ratchet Behaviour
  10. Red Flag
  11. Tribal
  12. Pieces
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Added on: March 1, 2016