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Universal acclaim- based on 346 Ratings

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  • Summary: The ultrahyped British rockers return with a quick successor to their Mercury Prize-winning 2006 debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. It's not just the songs that have improved, but also their delivery. [May 2007, p.115]
  2. Ultimately, it ends up being one fantastic follow-up that brims at the sides with vehement energy.
  3. 90
    This is unmistakeably the Arctics, only stronger, harder, sharper, faster.... An extraordinary and fulfilling sequel to their debut. [May 2007, p.100]
  4. Favourite Worst Nightmare is a surprisingly significant improvement on an excellent debut.
  5. Arctic Monkeys are hardly the most important rock act in the world, or even the UK. But unlike a lot of their competition, they're a good band getting better.
  6. 70
    The boys have yet to prove their worth with the tender, mellow bits... and one can't help but wonder how strong Favourite Worst Nightmare would have been as simply a full-throttle, adrenal-tapped EP. [May 2007, p.92]
  7. There’s a lot of bluster and enthusiasm here but I’m struggling to identify much in the way of true substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 143
  1. FeD
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Simply the bast band at the moment.
  2. SeanP
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    bammmmmmmmmmmmm so good
  3. RogerI.
    Jun 22, 2007
    10
    absulutly brilliant every song has a sense of meaning i could listen to that over and over again till i to tired and nap still singing those absulutly brilliant every song has a sense of meaning i could listen to that over and over again till i to tired and nap still singing those catchy lines and phrases. Just in love with flourecent adolesence, nearly know all the lyrics by heart Expand
  4. CapH
    Apr 25, 2007
    9
    fantastic album, at first it seemed as awful as some of the above reviews say, but it really grows on you. Best songs have to be 'old fantastic album, at first it seemed as awful as some of the above reviews say, but it really grows on you. Best songs have to be 'old yellow bricks', 'd is for dangerous and 'fluorescent adolescent'. It doesn't however, have the catchy anthem aspect that the debut had. Expand
  5. Regan
    May 31, 2007
    9
    I would have given this a 7 on first play, but after a few weeks find I love it even more than their last. And I didn't think that would I would have given this a 7 on first play, but after a few weeks find I love it even more than their last. And I didn't think that would be possible. Lovely. Expand
  6. JosephA
    Apr 26, 2007
    8
    Better than the first. Nice work, nice to see one of these megahyped bands not over or underestimating themselves. Straight forward growth Better than the first. Nice work, nice to see one of these megahyped bands not over or underestimating themselves. Straight forward growth and evolution with out loosing touch with what made them great the first time around. Kudos Expand
  7. DontrelleM
    Apr 16, 2007
    0
    Wow!! Another bad album from an overated band. This pure garbage, sometimes it's almost to painful to listen.

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