Give Blood

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. tedl
    Oct 3, 2005
    8
    The one bad review I've seen of Brakes was likely written by a members of a band/scene skewered on GIVE BLOOD. This is a collection of brief, abrasive pop songs that provide anecdotal commentary -- nothing too deep, but generally spot-on observations that are not often noted. I could do with a little less twang on the next one, to which I am looking forward.
  2. RobbinL
    Oct 14, 2005
    7
    Primarily rewarding, if not silly. The catchiness is undeniable on some, and some seem just plain amateur. The nod to the JAMC is a pleasant gesture, but Ms. Sandoval has got nothing to fear. Overall, I would compare it to an average episode of Night Court. A decent portion of Dan and Harry with just a little Bull.
  3. VanderV
    Sep 14, 2005
    9
    It´s very funny and much better than the last British Sea Power album. It was recorded in 5 days!!!
  4. MaxJ
    Jan 28, 2006
    10
    Outstanding
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. The lack of musical coherence here is jarring and irritating.
  2. Blender
    80
    Stupid-brilliant punk rock. [Dec 2005, p.147]
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    Thankfully, the electro-bleeped post-punk "All Night Disco Party" and buzz-band piss-take "Heard About Your Band" aren't just dead-on scenester satire; they're damned entertaining too. [Jan 2006, p.142]