• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Uncut
    60
    They've burrowed a slick, haughty electro-pop slot between Propaganda and [Gary] Numan. [Sep 2004, p.108]
  2. Thoughtful production, meatier music, and broader scope makes City worth hearing.
  3. Fans of Client will appreciate the more dynamic edge to City... but those without a history with the band may write it off as another limp post-electroclash exercise.
  4. The vocals of Clients A and B fall completely flat; abetted by simplistic lyrics, monotonous delivery and accents (Scottish and upperclass English) that frequently make their hackneyed lines sound like a couple of bored, unimaginative teenagers trying way too hard to be rebelliously outré.
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    They seemingly can't help breaking electroclash's abiding principle, that of sounding like you're an utterly ghastly person. [Oct 2004, p.121]
  6. City is so drab that the cameos from the Libertines' frontmen get lost in the darkness.

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