Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 14, 2012
    80
    Their second album has a cosmic disco groove ('The Following'), thought-out harmonies ('The Unknown Faces at Father James Park') and electro- pop moments ('The Right One'), creating the kind of warm glow you may get from a house party in a log cabin.
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    If there had been a disco episode of Star Trek, then Phenomenal Handclap Band would have provided the go-to floor-fillers. [Feb 2012, p. 109]
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    70
    The drumming that helps ground it all is elastic and malleable, making this follow-up a more successful and well-rounded album that seems to be just the beginning of something really good.
  4. Jan 26, 2012
    65
    Too often, it's elevator-funk, waiting room disco.
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    4
    New York's octet regales us again with disco-soul compositions on second LP "Form and Control" and - like the preceding album - the songs areNew York's octet regales us again with disco-soul compositions on second LP "Form and Control" and - like the preceding album - the songs are rather average quality. Above all, what lacking is a distinctive number, which would become the signature of the album. The title track does not enrapture and although songs such as "Give" and "Winter Falls" raise the release's level - but they make it slightly. Full Review »