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How The West Was Won

Peter Perrett

How The West Was Won

Debut solo album from the English singer-songwriter and former The Only Ones frontman

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Domino Records
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  1. 8.6 |   Gig Soup

    One of the most anticipated albums of 2017
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Not only a great album, it's also the inspiring, and inspired, story of how Perrett won his own life back
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Perrett is back, in decent shape, and fully engaged with the world
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A consummately composed lesson in narrative songcraft, which tugs on the heartstrings as it sails into the sunset with Take Me Home. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    His lyrical abilities are undiminished since his prime
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    This is guitar music at its most acerbic and romantic. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    This scaled back less-is-more approach, perfected in the late period of the late Leonard Cohen, is helped enormously by Perrett’s lyrical self-deprecation and cheek, which binds and glosses over those occasionally creaky moments inherent in making rock music in your mid-sixties
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A polished album of defiant rock’n’roll, withering putdowns and odes to Kim Kardashian
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Velvet Underground-influenced dissonant pop music is topped with a uniquely fragile voice, rapid streams of lyrical dexterity, and spidery guitar lines that would make Television’s Tom Verlaine approve
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A very welcome return
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  11. 8.0 |   NOW

    Stands on its own as a clever, mature and scathingly witty record with memorable melodies and choruses. It also marks the return of a true rock ’n’ roll anti-hero
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  12. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    With How The West Was Won, Perrett proves that he’s got plenty of rock and roll left to make, a lot of courage left to make it
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If you’ve been around long enough, you’ll have heard this album countless times. But Perrett’s clarity of voice is intact. It’s good to have him back
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  14. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Certainly, the title-track is great: a limping rock groove streaked with enervated slide guitar, it finds Perrett musing sourly on American history
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