Famous First Words - Viva Brother
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11

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  1. Jun 1, 2012
    4
    This Is Just Not A Good Album At All..
    One Of Two "Ok Songs"
    The Rest Is Just Total Crap..
    I Give Them A 4 Because I Feel Bad For Them... Just A Really Bad Bad Bad Album..
    The Worst Of 2011 Sadly...
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    2
    This is a joke, surely? Also, I don't hate the album just because of critical reception, I've heard the album. Imagine if Oasis's first album was Standing on the shoulders of giants and their albums went downhill in the same way, well this is what their 4th album would be like. A pointless attempt at invoking some feeling of nostalgia.
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    40
    Famous First Words was always going to struggle to live up to the band's bold promises, but it's still a shock at how a Brit-pop scene renowned for its color can be responsible for something so utterly drab.
  2. Aug 26, 2011
    40
    Viva Brother lack much of Blur's charming artyness and all of the Gallaghers' battering rock immensity and football terrace touch. [Sept. 2011, p. 96]
  3. Aug 18, 2011
    40
    Famous First Words passes by amiably enough, like a TV clip-show but is eerily without a sense of place, time or even quirk to make you believe in it. [Sep 2011, p.98]