Fundamental

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Uncut
    60
    You wish Neil and Chris had hooked up with a younger, switched-on, even more sympathetic producer. [Jun 2006, p.110]
  2. Mojo
    40
    [An] underwhelming collection of moderately sweeping, mildly elegant arena pop. [Jun 2006, p.108]
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    There's little on PSB's album that matches the big twizzly dunce-hatted glory of their 'Very' peak. [20 May 2006, p.33]
  4. A politically charged album that's free of musical sparks.
  5. For every moment of cynical dance pop genius, there's a dull midtempo dirge bereft of decent hooks.
  6. For greatness, look to the irresistibly melodic "Twentieth Century," the New Order-hued "Minimal" and the Diane Warren-penned ballad "Numb."
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Apr 2, 2016
    10
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  2. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    Fundamental is Fundamental hahahahahahahaha,
    Okey this joke was a ****
    But this album is Great... The Sodom And Gomorrow
    Fundamental is Fundamental hahahahahahahaha,
    Okey this joke was a ****
    But this album is Great...
    The Sodom And Gomorrow Show,Integral,Indefinite Leave To Remain,Casanova In Hell,Numb and Twentieth Century,I Made My Excuses And Left,God Willing,Luna Park and I'm With Stupid Are absolute great songs of PSB Career
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  3. May 14, 2014
    4
    I hate all synthpop actually but I really loved the song Minimal, it has good beats and is dreamy it's not like the other songs on this album.I hate all synthpop actually but I really loved the song Minimal, it has good beats and is dreamy it's not like the other songs on this album. I don't like Pet Shop Boys but Minimal is a really awesome song. Full Review »