Broken Ear Record

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. MB
    Sep 9, 2005
    10
    One of the strongest albums to come out this year. Pop brilliance from the boys who just won't let up. Intense. Rhythmic. Sounds from another world and one in which I'd gladly pitch a tent. And make sure to see them live. They stun.
  2. MichaelG
    Sep 9, 2005
    10
    One of BDs best. What formula? That's just nonsense. AND the album cover of the year hands down.
  3. WalterE
    Sep 14, 2005
    9
    Fucking good, anyway.
  4. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    8
    excellent sounds that i have never heard before.
  5. NickM
    Sep 16, 2005
    10
    My favorite album of 2005 so far.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Broken Ear Record... seems to embrace a certain sense of pop influence, albeit far beneath the manic din of sonic exploration for which the band is known.
  2. Where Beaches blended human touch and electricity to create heart-stopping climaxes and an air of constant expectancy, Broken Ear attempts a streamlined repetition of the formula with much more emphasis on the electricity, and the whole does not equal the sum of the parts.
  3. This is a record that brattily demands total attention, and as such, will either be lauded as a bold journey, or derided as pretentious indulgence.