Beat Pyramid

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The motions are there, but Beat Pyramid lacks real true depth.
  2. They are a talented, enthusiastic and timely band; I feared that it’s ageist of me to suggest that their debut album isn’t great because they’re too young.
  3. Mojo
    60
    New Puritans sound best when living up to that Fall-derived name. [Feb 2008, p.113]
  4. It's all forbiddingly stern--an album that impresses more than it seduces--but fizzing with possibility.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. OmarO.
    Mar 28, 2008
    10
    This is a breath of fresh air. Anybody not familiar with These New Puritans will probably approach them with the idea, "Oh no , not another This is a breath of fresh air. Anybody not familiar with These New Puritans will probably approach them with the idea, "Oh no , not another British indie band," but these guys really start to grow on you once you get to know them. The album is solid and every song stands well on it's own. These New Puritans will probably seem like another seem like just another indie band but this album shows that they provide an interesting sound that places them in a league of their own among their peers. Full Review »
  2. StevenH
    Mar 26, 2008
    7
    These New Puritans pick up where Bloc Party left off. Very aggressive, dark, post punk. The lyrics are very repetitive which will probably These New Puritans pick up where Bloc Party left off. Very aggressive, dark, post punk. The lyrics are very repetitive which will probably turn some people off, but I went into this expecting a dance album (it isn't), so that didn't bother me. I did like it though, give it a shot if you liked Silent Alarm. Full Review »