Format

  • Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2012
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    Nearly 30 years in the game have not withered them a jot.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    70
    there's no denying Format was made by pop geniuses; maybe pop geniuses being slightly hit and miss, but that's still pretty good.
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    70
    Confirms that Tennant and Lowe have always been songwriters first and pop stars second.
  4. Q Magazine
    Feb 22, 2012
    60
    The sequel gets off to a spotty start with lightweight songwriting and dated production....The '00 material, however, represents a creative revival. [Mar 2012, p.117]
  5. Uncut
    Feb 8, 2012
    60
    Like The Fall, PSB are always different, always the same. [Mar 2012, p.97]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    10
    It's a terrific mix of PSB songs of last 15 years. I have discovered for myself just beautiful "Between two islands","Bright youngIt's a terrific mix of PSB songs of last 15 years. I have discovered for myself just beautiful "Between two islands","Bright young things",'Hit and miss",'After the event".Other songs I heard before: "Delusions of grendeur" and "View from my balcony", "Screaming" are very talented too! It's a brilliant album! Full Review »