For Your Ears Only

  • Release Date: May 27, 2000
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. As ever, the detail is dazzling: snippets of woozy orchestral dinner-jazz, wibbly-wobbly pastiches of children's TV themes... But in the fabric of the music itself, Mike and Rich seem to be running out of steam.
  2. While not every single thing they try works, it's still a very enjoyable listen.
  3. Select
    60
    They don't seem entirely sure what to do with their creation.... This isn't a bad record, but it needed to be a much better one. [July 2000, p.103]
  4. Their second album is a melange of found sounds (Piero Umiliani, Nancy Sinatra, Harry Belafonte), daft titles (Duckweb & Fishlip, Barry Normal Eyes, Busyness Mans Lunch) and much studio jiggery-pokery. The result is a surprisingly viable whole... There's nothing of substance, despite the swearing on A Lot Of Stick (But Not Much Carrot), but it's fair fun while it lasts.
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  1. RandyS
    Mar 21, 2005
    8
    Absolutly Crazy!!! Maybe not as good as their debut album but defenatly worth a listen. I would say their are 1 maybe 2 weak tracks that let Absolutly Crazy!!! Maybe not as good as their debut album but defenatly worth a listen. I would say their are 1 maybe 2 weak tracks that let the album down but overall it is well worht a listen Full Review »