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One Day I'm Going To Soar


One Day I'm Going To Soar

First studio release in 27 years from the reformed white soul band led by Kevin Rowland

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  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    Spontaneous yet crafted, both ludicrous and understated, One Day I'm Going to Soar isn't always an easy listen, but it does offer a fearless experience that invests pop with more theatricality than the form can normally tolerate. Print edition only

  2. 10.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    The soul album of the century. It might yet turn out to be the album of the year
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  3. 10.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    This is a simply glorious new album from the one-time young soul rebels who, 27 years on from their last album, have absorbed the lessons, licked the wounds and fused Stax revue with music hall storytelling
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  4. 10.0 |   The Digital Fix

    ODGTS is a riot, a bravura performance, a circus of colour, invention, magic, wit, magic. It tests the limits of pop with haughty disregard for tired convention. We may never see its like again
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  5. 9.0 |   BBC

    There is so much personality, poetry, vulnerability and resilience here that most other records sound like dry runs by comparison
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  6. 9.0 |   Uncut

    It might just be the best record of the year, and the best of Rowland's career. "Unlikely comeback" does not do this extraordinary comeback justice
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  7. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Give this a listen and then work backwards through the rest of their catalogue. You’ll be rewarded
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  8. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Idiosyncratic throughout, intangibly glorious for its faults, Dexys’ unique place is sealed and complete
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  9. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Finds Rowland weary, woozy and nakedly accepting of loneliness and age; a true soul man
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  10. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    He proudly wears his heart on his sleeve, hoping to leave our hearts in our mouths
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The confessional, autobiographical elements that are its strongest aspect also serve as its Achilles' heel: the whole enterprise depends on how fascinated the listener is with Rowland's psych
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    If Rowland's voice doesn't skip and jump as it did, the trade-off for his loss of nimbleness is a richness in writing. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    A record that manages to combine fresh new stories with the heart and nervous energy of classic Dexys
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  14. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The end result is a striking resilience of concept, style and approach, evidence that it is Rowland’s controlling hand that still very much defines Dexys
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  15. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Although One Day… doesn’t always soar, there is much to revel in here – the vim of the violins, the brio in the brass, the personality in Rowland’s vocals
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  16. 7.0 |   NME

    It all suggests a promising future for the reinvigorated band
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  17. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An accomplished piece of work
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  18. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    An idiosyncratic, brave record, and nobody else is likely to make one much like it. It's sharp, thought-out down to the briefest note, and, astonishingly given the 27 year gap, it fits naturally into the Dexys story
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  19. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There is a plot, and it doesn’t so much thicken as curdle
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  20. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Songs such as Me and It's OK John Joe find him offering up trademark asides in between elegant examinations of the male psyche
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  21. 6.0 |   State

    An intelligent, moving album with a beginning, an end, and not much of a middl
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  22. 4.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    You want that urgent, primal soul yell that made Dexys so compelling and brilliant and exciting. And they just haven’t got it here
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