Enemy Chorus

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. It's an engaging enough amalgam of influences, but it would be a lot easier to love the Earlies' head music if it were more obviously coming from the heart.
  2. While The Enemy Chorus may not launch itself into the night sky and explode like the great big sonic firework it wants be, there are enough bangs on display here to warrant taking it out for the occasional stroll.
  3. There's wandering to endure, but if you can find the hook, let it grab you.
  4. Chalk this one up as a failed experiment, albeit one that ups enthusiasm for explorations to come.
  5. Mojo
    40
    There's just one heart-grabbing moment. [May 2007, p.120]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. EricC
    Mar 3, 2007
    9
    As the split reviews have shown, either you like the kitchen-sink, more-is-more approach of the Earlies, or you don't. I like it, thus I As the split reviews have shown, either you like the kitchen-sink, more-is-more approach of the Earlies, or you don't. I like it, thus I like this album. It's very dark, claustrophobic, and dense, but worth the effort you put into it. Whereas I'd recommend their first album to everyone, this one is more for the people who already dig this type of music. Plus they really pull it off live, which is also very cool for a band this huge with songs this overwhelming. Full Review »
  2. bobc
    Feb 14, 2007
    9
    if I had just landed and wanted to know wot popular music was all about - this is one of the albums to which i would listen. an if I had just landed and wanted to know wot popular music was all about - this is one of the albums to which i would listen. an americano/anglo combo - more anglo, methinks, than americano, however it is an original piece of work - and like all really good albums, it is evolutionary, celebrating the past -welcoming the future. An electic mix of sounds - tracing, acknowledging, interpreting, contemporary music since the summer of love. Now there is a thin line between the eclectic and a dog's dinner - and this album falls on the right side. For some reason it has me digging out their previous work - and reaching for my beta band, gomez and i am kloot favs - some unknown reason. It's an album that's standing on the shoulders of giants. albiet short ones. Full Review »
  3. IvanG
    Feb 9, 2007
    10
    an amazing album, like love at first sight!!