• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  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 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 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. Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Beat Pyramid begins and ends in the middle of the same sentence, literally and figuratively, but it doesn't come across as contrived or insincere, thanks mostly to Barnett, who conveys his words in a manner that is simultaneously solemn and half-winking, as if he knows they could be totally wrong, but he's going to say them like they're all he's got left, anyway.
  2. These New Puritans play it smart, but in service of an earnest query rather than their own smartness.
  3. Beat Pyramid is an idiosyncratic, swaggering, and intellectual album, but more importantly for the listener, a damn exciting and original one too.