Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Under The Radar
    A mature testimony to their endurance. [#9]
  2. Mojo
    There's a confident, liberated spirit at play. [May 2005, p.95]
  3. While they offer few surprises on Hyperactive, they also offer no embarassments, and it's likely that any fan still faithfully buying records nearly a decade after Moseley Shoals will enjoy this record.
  4. Uncut
    Ocean Colour Scene return to remind us that no one loves the mid-'60s beat boom more than they do. [May 2005, p.103]
  5. I've rooted for these guys because they nearly achieve that fine mix between tackiness and genius perfected by bands like T. Rex and the Darkness. Unfortunately, I can only give them points for effort.
  6. New Musical Express (NME)
    Sound[s] pretty much the same as they did a decade ago. [19 Mar 2005, p.59]
  7. The basic problem with A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad is that it has a tendency to fuzz that fine line between inspiration and imitation.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JohnA
    Sep 14, 2005
    Great album, 13 wonderful tracks, all different.
  2. DavidF
    Aug 8, 2005
    Sound[s] pretty much as good as they did a decade ago
  3. chrism
    Aug 1, 2005
    Great album if only more people bothered to buy it rather then asking wether they were still around.