Clash Battle Guilt Pride - Polar Bear Club
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    80
    Clash Battle Guilt Pride digs deeper with each listen, especially thanks to a maturity that gives Stadt's sandpapered lyrics more emotional pull, makes the songs more memorable, and ultimately, begs just one more listen.
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    They deliver a collection of moving songs unified by skillful, understated songwriting, and a warmer, more organic tone than its predecessor, 2009's winning Chasing Hamburg. [Oct 2011, p.110]
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Overall the album is a strong crowd pleaser so to say, though most of the album has to work a bit to get out of the long shadow of the major anthems hitting you early on in the first fourth of the track list.
  4. Album pacing, songcraft and the all-important killer chorus--all of these aspects have been considerably improved on since last time out.
  5. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Clash Battle Guilt Pride sees Polar Bear Club's likable mix of working-class suburban punk and arena rock getting glossier production.
  6. It's one of the most organic and genuine albums of 2011.
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    80
    There's nothing here that doesn't earn its spot or tell a story and as a grab at something great, Polar bear Club may have just succeeded. [20 Aug 2011, p.51]
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  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    This is an absolutely stellar album by an absolutely stellar band. It has a full range of songs that quickly and effortlessly switch back andThis is an absolutely stellar album by an absolutely stellar band. It has a full range of songs that quickly and effortlessly switch back and forth between punk anthems and deep, introspective tales of life. It's easily the band's best album release to date. Full Review »