World’s Strongest Man

Gaz Coombes - World’s Strongest Man
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2018 Ratings: #393 / 719
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2018 Ratings: #320
May 4, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Caroline International / Label
Indie Rock, Art Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

This is an album that presents vulnerability, the admission of flaws and emotional openness as routes to strength.

80
The Independent

Though in lesser hands such eclecticism may have felt forced and disjointed, here it’s nothing short of excellent.

80
PopMatters

It's clear that World's Strongest Man is Coombes' boldest musical statement to date with each song overflowing with hooks and melodies.

80
Dork

With more swagger and power than anything released in his career so far, ‘World’s Strongest Man’ is the perfect snapshot of a creative leader in full stride, and one of the most interesting and infectious record of the year because of it.

80
musicOMH

This is a highly accomplished and deeply felt third album to add to an already auspicious Gaz Coombes canon. He is on fine form at the moment, undoubtedly one of Britpop’s Strongest Men.

75
Under The Radar

World's Strongest Man is a winning combination of the familiar and the peculiar and is worth a listen for fans of nuanced pop rock with seductive grooves.

70
Loud and Quiet

‘World’s Strongest Man’ is a veritable melting pot of genre-bending songs.

60
DIY

Gaz’s third solo offering continues to find him moving into his next phase with real class.

50
Drowned in Sound
Here, the former Supergrass leader is so busy trying to prove something with his lofty themes and overreaching stylisation, that all of the magic is lost.
FearFlour
NR
Album cover directed by Wes Anderson.
middleagedmale
60
So boring! Who needs stuff like this still?
Midline
78
Radiohead
70
Favourite tracks: Shit (I've Done It Again), Oxygen Mask, Vanishing Act
DalekTurret32
96
World's Strongest Man 94
Deep Pockets 96
Walk The Walk 93
Shit (I've Done It Again) 96
Slow Motion Life 97
Wounded Egos 98
Oxygen Mask 94
In Waves 97
The Oaks 96
Vanishing Act 99
Weird Dreams 96

Top 5:

5. The Oaks
4. Slow Motion Life
3. In Waves
2. Wounded Egos
1. Vanishing Act
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Track List

  1. World’s Strongest Man
  2. Deep Pockets
  3. Walk the Walk
  4. Shit (I’ve Done It Again)
  5. Slow Motion Life
  6. Wounded Egos
  7. Oxygen Mask
  8. In Waves
  9. The Oaks
  10. Vanishing Act
  11. Weird Dreams
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Added on: January 10, 2018