Friend And Foe

  • Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. While Menomena’s sound has matured and their musical prowess has grown considerably, similarities between songs of old and new are unmistakable.
  2. Whereas I am the Fun Blame Monster was unmitigated fun, Friend and Foe attempts something more soberly contemplative. This regrettable attempt at maturity comes off as forced and feigned rendering the band as boring as any other affectedly serious artist.
  3. Urb
    60
    This could be the second half of Menomena's debut. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.81]
  4. Alternative Press
    60
    The combination of thundering drums with whimsical vocals and melodies can be charming, insanely catchy and headache-inducing, sometimes all at once. [Feb 2007, p.114]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. AndrewC.
    Aug 31, 2008
    10
    Buy for the stunning album artwork alone! This album (and Menomena) are criminally underrated. Yes it has received mad buzz and accolades but Buy for the stunning album artwork alone! This album (and Menomena) are criminally underrated. Yes it has received mad buzz and accolades but admittedly it's a complex Full Review »
  2. NicolasB.
    Feb 14, 2008
    9
    So good just utterly magnificent, songs go from brilliantly delicate to belligerent and emotional; best songs are muscle 'n flo, wet and So good just utterly magnificent, songs go from brilliantly delicate to belligerent and emotional; best songs are muscle 'n flo, wet and rusting and air raid. Full Review »
  3. JayK
    Jul 20, 2007
    9
    Thee best album I have ever heard. The Debut I am the fun blame monster is good at times but this album is consistently brilliant.I have Thee best album I have ever heard. The Debut I am the fun blame monster is good at times but this album is consistently brilliant.I have listened to this album for about 6 months and still hear new sounds everytime I listen it.I have been waiting for this album since spiritualized peaked with ladies&gentlemen..a long wait Full Review »