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Foundling

David Gray

Foundling

Double album from the English singer-songwriter consisting of eleven new songs plus eight previously unreleased tracks

ADM rating[?]

5.6

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
16/08/2010
  1. 7.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    It's unlikely to repeat White Ladder's success, but the relief of not having to try to write another "Babylon" is tangible
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  2. 6.0 |   Mojo

    His world-weary timbre remains the focus. Print edition only

  3. 6.0 |   Q

    He's getting more interesting with each release. Print edition only

  4. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    David Gray’s self-loathing moment of pure, unabashed misery
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Sounds as if Gray is alone with his guitar in the wee hours, whispering into a handy microphone. But if we've heard it all before, it doesn't mean Foundling isn't high-quality adult-pop
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  6. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It sounds like Gray is still trying to find the right balance between reliability, originality and commerciality; this is a solid enough compromise
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  7. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Foundling is not without its highlights: the folksy skip of Only The Wine nods at Bob Dylan, while When I Was in Your Heart is as strange and seductive as he's sounded in years
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  8. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Understated arrangements focus attention on his charcoal-toned voice and thoughtful lyrics
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  9. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Half of it sounds like Paul Weller's Wild Wood. But, and this is the truth of the album, it's all very well done for what it is
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  10. 4.0 |   The Independent

    The most satisfying track is the simplest, "Forgetting", whose spare piano chords conceal the best line, about "your smiles at the wake and your tears at the wedding"; otherwise, it's fairly grim going
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  11. 4.0 |   music OMH

    He does what he does very well, and fans will buy Foundling in droves. For anyone else though, this is pretty hard going
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