Couples - The Long Blondes

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Couples is simply a successful attempt to sound both different and better.
  2. Eloquent, glamorous, spirited and now more sonically innovative than ever, the quintet have affirmed their place as one of Britain's most exciting bands with this release.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 22 out of 33
  1. NoelS.
    May 11, 2008
    I love their first album - it's on constant play on my iPod. However, this new one sounds like a bunch of quickly thrown together Blondie b-sides. I mean, seriously, it's really not that good. Full Review »
  2. RaphS.
    May 11, 2008
    Truly awful not just by comparison to someone to drive you home. just generally. there's not urgency, no sex appeal, absolutely no emotion. just loads of posturing. check out rilo kiley's under the blacklight for a much better pseudo-fleetwood-mac execution. Full Review »
  3. AnoushkaP.
    May 11, 2008
    This album is perfection. I think some reviewers have very narrow taste, and I'm hardly surprised that NME didn't think much of it. The rag is full of useless shouty bands with expensively dishevelled hair masquerading as an image/personality/talent. Full Review »