• Record Label: Badman
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2004
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    The band's music is comparable to early Police material that everyone mistook for punk. [Jul 2004, p.146]
  2. The resultant songs encapsulate the pop-rock aesthetic that made The Strokes' debut so much fun; every tune is tailor-made for dancing.
  3. Blender
    70
    Full of the sort of twitchy New Wave pop that really gets the hipsters' hips a-shaking. [Jun/Jul 2004, p.148]
  4. Rolling Stone
    60
    WSC specialize in Elvis Costello-y power pop and caffeinated danceability. [8-22 Jul 2004, p.126]
  5. Catching Looks shows promise, but Washington Social Club needs to minimize the structural repetitiveness on future releases, and maybe pony up for a production style with more physical oomph.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. LuLuLuLu
    Aug 26, 2004
    9
    excellent. just saw them live at the 930 club on august 25th. they kicked ass!
  2. NancyB
    Jul 12, 2004
    9
    While the Washington Social Club is best as a live act, the album captures much of their energy and dance-worthiness. But I urge you, check While the Washington Social Club is best as a live act, the album captures much of their energy and dance-worthiness. But I urge you, check out this band live. They light a theater on fire. Full Review »