• Record Label: Sire
  • Release Date: May 20, 2003
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    There's plenty of killer talent to be found here. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  2. 40 minutes of soul-searching and bittersweet recollection that nevertheless rocks with major-league efficiency.
  3. Spin
    75
    Often lives up to its title, but they ought to find a kind way to break it off with the horn section. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  4. As with the band's other releases, the music inspires clear feelings of love and hate.
  5. Q Magazine
    70
    The usual blend of knockabout punk rock, nutty-boy ska and witty lyrics. [Jul 2003, p.108]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. StijnH
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    Brilliant album, with new classics like Plastic Cup Politics and The Science of Selling Yourself Short
  2. bobb
    Jan 3, 2007
    0
    they suck this album is horrible
  3. AlexC
    Oct 22, 2006
    2
    Dreadful album, comparatively to the two chronologically previous albums (Hello Rockview, Borders...). Both the originality of the lyrics and Dreadful album, comparatively to the two chronologically previous albums (Hello Rockview, Borders...). Both the originality of the lyrics and instrumentation has been severely compromised on this record. Full Review »