Stars Of CCTV

Album Review of Stars Of CCTV by Hard-Fi.

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Stars Of CCTV

Hard-Fi

Stars Of CCTV by Hard-Fi

Release Date: Mar 14, 2006
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

65 Music Critic Score
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Stars Of CCTV - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Naturally, NME called Hard-Fi's debut album, Stars of CCTV, "the album of the year" upon its U.K. release in 2005. A year later, the Staines, England, foursome had a Mercury Music Prize nomination under its belt as well as two Brit Awards nods and a U.K. number one album. Those following the buzz ….

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

Moaning about where you come from has been a staple of pop lyrics for years, but few have quite as much to moan about as Hard-Fi. Hailing from Staines, the quartet write songs about bankruptcy, joyriders and industrial estates. The trigger for Stars of CCTV is an urge to leave: "Straight out of west London, like a loaded gun." Hard-Fi's edge over more derivative rivals lies in a formula that delivers old Specials and Clash reggae vibes with the big-tune ratio of a boy band.

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