• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Feb 4, 2013
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Anna’s greatest strength is the same thing that makes or breaks most examples of popular music: solid, consistent songwriting.
  2. Anna falls frustratingly short of hitting the back of the net.
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    Ultimately, Anna is something of a return to form after Falcon, but still lacks the spark of the Courteeners' early days.
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Almost every song is blasted with canyon-sized quantities of reverb. [Mar 2013, p.95]
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    60
    Die-hard fans can rest assured that the band have certainly not gone rave but, sadly, there’s really not a great deal to rave about either.
  6. Feb 7, 2013
    50
    ANNA is strategic in its experimentation, but represents a fairly dramatic departure from its makers’ brand, so hats off to that.
  7. Feb 7, 2013
    50
    Other than the limp "Money," they ["Lose Control" and "Push Yourself"] pull these off pretty well--they're certainly more memorable than bog-standard guitar anthem "welcome To The Rave." [Mar 2013, p.69]
  8. Feb 7, 2013
    40
    Sounds like one long mobile phone ad. [Mar 2013, p.98]
  9. Feb 7, 2013
    30
    Anna is full of uninspired and recycled riffs starkly illuminated by the God awful woe-is-me-I’m-northern lyrics.

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