• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. BrendanG
    Mar 13, 2009
    9
    Maybe not their "deepest" work, but certainly the catchiest.
  2. martinw
    Mar 12, 2009
    10
    This record is fantastic. it sounds like bruce springsteen fronting J.U.S.T.I.C.E but erm...good.
  3. KyleM
    Mar 11, 2009
    9
    This is the best thing Dan Boeckner has put his name on outside of the first Wolf Parade full length, no question.
  4. JackC
    Mar 11, 2009
    8
    This is a good album. Lots of catchy melodies and the songs grow on ya. Love Dan's voice. I might prefer Plague Park just because of that album's first 3 songs and "sing captain," but this is really solid stuff. Fun too.
  5. FredR
    Mar 11, 2009
    7
    Great vocals and good listening on the tracks that are delivered clean such as Officer of Hearts. When they clothe tracks in noisy smokey showgazey gauze like on Legal Tender their music degenerates into yawn.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. It's a smarmy affair, and there's a compelling interplay between his wild-eyed desperation and her cool, clean sheen of thumps and melodies.
  2. An interesting listen, Face Control has an eerie vibe, as though something beneath the surface is just a bit off.
  3. They’ve just created a good version of a great record, which may have been their intention all along.