Born Into This - The Cult
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  • Summary: The latest album from the British metal band and its first on Roadrunner Records.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    It's a wholehearted, utopian and irrefutably exciting record. [Nov 2007, p.94]
  2. 80
    Amped to an industrial sheen by producer Youth and packed with stripped-back stadium choruses, Born Into This rips from the speakers like an irate Velvet Revolver, Billy Duffy’s relentless axe-hero riffing matched by Astbury’s typically waspish lyrics.
  3. Aside from the occasional flourish of their post-punk gothic past, most of the record is the dirtiest and heaviest hard rock they've recorded since the '80s.
  4. Despite always titanic levels of rock-star delusion must at some level be aware that this time they have turned in a truly half-assed piece of work.
  5. With few real rockers, Born is more disappointing than it had to be.
  6. Overall, the disc’s major flaw lies within its cloudy production values.
  7. A risible attempt to recapture long-vanished glories. [Nov 2007, p.137]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14