Falcon - The Reactions23/03/10
The Courteeners second album 'Falcon' has been out for just over a month now so we thought we'd remind you of some of the critic's reactions so far, which have been glowing to say the least...
'Falcon isn't just a good album it's a damn-near great one.' (NME)
'Take Over The World, a stirringly romantic, arms-wide anthem...' (Mojo, 4 stars)
'Liam Fray is at his best with his eye to the keyhole. Majestic.' (Q 4 stars)
'When The Courteeners fly on 'Falcon'… they really do soar.' (NME 8/10)
'Falcon is not just a step forward – it's a quantum leap.' (The Evening Standard, 4/5)
'...their most mature, self-assured offering yet.' (Grazia)
'As they end this decade as unarguably Manchester's biggest going concern, The Courteeners look set to spend the next one as one of Britain's most important rock & roll bands.'(The News Of The World)
'You'd suspect, as a lyricist (Liam Fray) would be delighted to be compared to Morrissey or Elbow's Guy Garvey, though the street level observations of Alex Turner (on the first Arctic Monkey's album) are probably nearer the mark.' (The Guardian)
'Liam Fray's words prove to be this Falcon's wings...' (The Sun)
'Liam's earthy and compassionate slice-of-life songs are given a new, grander and more polished setting.' (The Mirror, The Ticket)
If you haven't got your copy of Falcon yet you can order it online via the official store, HMV or Amazon.
I saw the courteeners last night at the o2 academy in glasgow and they were amazing ! Falcon is a must have album, a lot of good catchy tunes in it and i admire liams work
Complete step from St.Jude, excellent
Fantastic gig at Leeds last night! S Carey
Falcon is quite simply the bollocks!!!!