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4.0 out of 5 stars Adventurous and inventive, lots to love, but maybe not all of it..., 31 Dec 2012
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2012 was a very good year for Blur. Performing the headline concert of the Olympics, releasing a wonderful single, Under The Westway, re-releasing all of their albums in a remastered and expanded form and generally being accepted as the legends of British music they are. 2012 also saw the release of Graham's latest album, A+E. As far as I'm concerned, it's far from the best album that Graham has ever released, but it has an experimental feel, a hard edge and a contemporary relevance to it without totally disregarding his talent for melody and creating irresistible hooks. "Seven Naked Valleys" could almost be early 70's Alice Cooper band, "Running For Your Life" has elements of Blur's spiky guitar mixed in with blues rock influenced artists such as Jack White or Band Of Skulls. Elsewhere on the album, there's electronica, punk, classic indie flavours and something to both thrill (and probably also dismay) everyone. It's far from a classic, but it's an adventurous, mature piece of work that the majority of people who have enjoyed Graham's work both solo and in Blur will hopefully enjoy. I certainly did.
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