• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. Jan 15, 2011
    2
    The album cover reflects the mood of the album- and the listener. Bored. Depressed. Lifeless. Ivy and Gold is pretty much the only good track on the record, everything else lacks the vibe and spirit that Bombay Bicycle Club oozed with in their debut
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    6
    "Flaws" gets away with a lot due to its acoustic nature - any criticism can be tempered by throwing out "change of direction" or "risk" etc. Such an approach is a cop out. As an exclusively acoustic record, its decent but as a BBC records it is a so-so follow up to their strong debut. Very little seriously engaged me here but the vocals and instrumentation are good enough to keep me"Flaws" gets away with a lot due to its acoustic nature - any criticism can be tempered by throwing out "change of direction" or "risk" etc. Such an approach is a cop out. As an exclusively acoustic record, its decent but as a BBC records it is a so-so follow up to their strong debut. Very little seriously engaged me here but the vocals and instrumentation are good enough to keep me listening through to the end. Almost like a demo or out-takes album really. Expand
  3. May 4, 2013
    9
    If you were expecting another rock album, you will be upset! This an excellent acoustic album though. Boasting melancholy and floating melodies with sonically pleasing acoustic guitar accompaniment, this is a treat for the listener. The more you listen the more you will enjoy this album. It has slowly become my favorite by them.
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    50
    Still, like the lovable Muppet, Flaws is just a little too green to have any major impact.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    Ultimately, a steelier grip might be preferable to their warm handshake. [Summer 2010, p.77]
  3. Steadman's vocal stands out--its tremulous quality may be a hangover from, as the story goes, embarrassment at being overheard singing as a kid, but it heightens the sense of an authentically troubled spirit exorcising his demons in the quietly devastating manner of a Nick Drake.