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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. bzang
    Aug 11, 2004
    1
    awful awful awful awful. doesn't sound like steely dan or any other lazy touchstone reference. it sounds like something that should be playing in an episode of 'friends.' think twice, please.
  2. andrewe
    Jun 28, 2006
    0
    this is absolutely horrendous music, the least challenging thing ive heard in years. if you like maroon 5 then youll love this crap.
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. There are some bands who were just meant to be great pop acts -- pop in the George Michael sense, pop in the Fleetwood Mac sense. Phoenix make music that your mom would like, and it's not a bad thing.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Unbelievably catchy hipster synth-rock. [Sep 2004, p.136]
  3. There's something admirable about a record that proves it's possible to remove grit from adult contemporary pop.