Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Accessible enough for people who learn about new music from [NPR] and sonically interesting enough to appeal to hardcore electroheads. [May 2004, p.110]
  2. The sheer enveloping bliss elicited by hearing the album in one sitting (especially in public – 'Faking The Books' is a headphone masterpiece and no mistake) leaves one wishing it were a whole lot longer than its taut 40-minute duration.
  3. 90
    Their sound is an interesting polyglot, one as easily accessible to dance minimalists and brown corduroy-wearing emo boys, and with nary a compromise. [Apr 2004, p.86]
  4. 90
    Another truly wondrous record. [May 2004, p.99]
  5. Faking the Books is one of the best albums to come out so far this year.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. BenjaminBunny
    Oct 9, 2004
    8
    Doesn't quite reach the artistic heights of The Notwist's similar "Neon Golden," nevertheless "Faking The Books" contains some Doesn't quite reach the artistic heights of The Notwist's similar "Neon Golden," nevertheless "Faking The Books" contains some extremely catchy and gorgeous songs that sound best when played over and over and over... Full Review »
  2. andreasr
    Jun 15, 2004
    9
    if u loved scary theories...this one will really surprise you!!
  3. Patrick
    Jun 8, 2004
    8
    A very enjoyable album. It gives that great tipe of prot-techno that has all but disappeared in modern electornica. A great throwback to the A very enjoyable album. It gives that great tipe of prot-techno that has all but disappeared in modern electornica. A great throwback to the days of Kraftwerk. And the tracks are really tight. The Chord progressions work, and the synth lines are rather progressive Full Review »