The Great Western

Album Review of The Great Western by James Dean Bradfield.

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The Great Western

James Dean Bradfield

The Great Western by James Dean Bradfield

Release Date: Jul 24, 2006
Record label: Columbia
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

80 Music Critic Score
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The Great Western - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

The Guardian - 80
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Bradfield said of his first non-Manic Street Preachers project: "Seeing 'Words and music by James Dean Bradfield' written down made me feel happy. I've lost a bit of my insecurity." It's sweet to hear the brass-lunged frontman confessing to lack of confidence; here, when in full bellow, he sounds like nothing less than the king of all he surveys. He makes the most of big arrangements in which guitars chime, xylophones tinkle and horns wail.

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