Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Despite occasional thrills, for all The Twilight Sad's epic ambition and admittedly accomplished sound, this is a hollow record that struggles to fully transcend its influences.
  2. Uncut
    60
    It's bombastic, but you can't fault its ambitions. [Jun 2007, p.115]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 17, 2015
    8
    It takes a while to fully understand the real meaning of the songs, but (as a whole) FA&FW works so cohesively well that the total is moreIt takes a while to fully understand the real meaning of the songs, but (as a whole) FA&FW works so cohesively well that the total is more important than its parts. And it's also a strong and solid debut, for a melancholic but powerful band. Full Review »
  2. EdLeisurewear
    May 14, 2007
    8
    Stunning achievement from Messrs Graham and co. - a nice cross between Mogwai and Belle and Sebastien - not just because they're both Stunning achievement from Messrs Graham and co. - a nice cross between Mogwai and Belle and Sebastien - not just because they're both Scottish, well...kinda. I look forward to the fifteenth autumn... Full Review »
  3. robertc
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Excellent debut album....go buy and enjoy