Fantasy Black Channel

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36

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  1. StephenC.
    Jan 16, 2009
    8
    Some say that the Klaxons are the front runners for this fututre electro/indie/disco/rock but Late of the Pier have created a more invigorating sound.
  2. K.S.
    Jan 18, 2009
    10
    Great album - one of the best in the past year or so. My thing is this - it came out well into last year.....why is it a new release in 2009?
  3. JoeK.
    Jan 13, 2009
    10
    Sick Album, love it.
  4. isaac
    Jan 15, 2009
    10
    An absolutely refreshing, frenetic, peerless debut, well worth the hype.
  5. May 24, 2012
    10
    This is the best electronic rock album of the last five years. Late of the Pier came onto the music scene, crushed it, then disappeared just as quickly as they arrived.
  6. May 24, 2013
    10
    One of the most innovative and groundbreaking albums of the decade. Every song has a unique ambiance and sound, resulting in a diverse and overall incredible album.
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    10
    Best album of them, I could say one of the best in the British Scene, loved all the songs, all of them, and by the way, I think is a band who needs to be more recognized.

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. They might borrow from forefathers to lay solid foundations, but Late Of The Pier have proven, with Fantasy Black Channel, that they’re a band with ability well beyond the simple sum of influential parts.
  2. This is a band that don't sound like anything else around at the moment, who aren't afraid to experiment with hip-busting funk, rock and power pop all jumping into bed together.
  3. With the arrival of Fantasy Black Channel--four young men given free rein over four studios – it’s time to hail the new age of anything-goes ridiculousness.