• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Brassbound Image
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Stephen Street produced this more ska-oriented sophomore release for the Brighton, England outfit.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 70
    Brassbound is a far better played, better written and lyrically grown-up record than its brash, Brit-pop-punk predecessor. [Jul 2005, p.102]
  2. Had the entirety of ‘Brassbound’ been as polished as these final two tracks, the Boys would be closer to the promise they exhibited on their debut. Instead, they’ve produced – and have the frightening candour to admit to – their “second debut”.
  3. 60
    A band slowly escaping the weight of their still-obvious influences. [Aug 2005, p.104]
  4. Resurrect[s] the 1970s white ska world of The Specials, The Jam et al with varying degrees of success.
  5. When the 39 minutes are over, rather than play it again, you're itching to put on London Calling to hear the real thing.
  6. Brassbound is more convincing than their debut.... But it's hardly adventurous. [Jul 2005, p.113]
  7. This bears the same relationship to pop music that wallpaper paste does to food.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Michaela
    Sep 28, 2005
    10
    Absolutely brilliant! I'm lovin it!!! xx
  2. AndyH
    Feb 2, 2006
    10
    This album is like PROPER excellent, d'ya know what I mean? It's well good.
  3. jamesm
    Oct 5, 2005
    10
    this album rocks!
  4. sarahs
    Jan 14, 2006
    10
    Amazing!
  5. MelvinM
    Jan 18, 2006
    10
    Are these the critics who are awe inspired by bands like Coldplay and Keane? If they think that's musical depth, I'd like to take Are these the critics who are awe inspired by bands like Coldplay and Keane? If they think that's musical depth, I'd like to take them to a puddle and invite them to dive in head first. Expand
  6. Vandal
    Mar 26, 2006
    9
    Superb album. Throw-back to The Jam and ol' skool Ska Far better than I thought it was going to be Don't know what album the Superb album. Throw-back to The Jam and ol' skool Ska Far better than I thought it was going to be Don't know what album the "critics" were listening to. Expand
  7. TomL
    Aug 23, 2005
    0
    This is pitiful, if you're still listening to this a month after you bought it you're either deaf or your CD player's broken