Gods And Monsters

  • Record Label: Echo
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2005
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 'Gods And Monsters' isn't a bad album, merely average which is a real shame.
  2. Uncut
    60
    A charming composite of Damon Gough's homespun insight and Edith Piaf's anguish. [May 2005, p.106]
  3. Bramwell strings together fine, grabbing lyrics, but he's become too enamored of his literary bent, trying to pack together poetic devices that head off to nowhere.
  4. After two albums of post-Britpop mediocrity, Manchester trio I Am Kloot kick things up a notch (or think they do), and suffer from bipolarity and an ambition that outstrips their ability.
  5. Paste Magazine
    60
    This diverse album's eerie ambience and astute songwriting more than compensate for its periodic uneventfulness. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.145]
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    While the bulk of Johnny Bramwell's songwriting attempts to match the gothic fairground swirl of their new sound, the best tracks... remain the most straightforward and acoustic. [May 2005, p.112]
  7. Magnet
    40
    Consider this follow-up one step back. [#69, p.98]
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. martynp
    May 15, 2006
    10
    marvellous
  2. matta
    Jan 19, 2006
    8
    This album is criminally underrated. I really don't get all of the 40 scores from so many reviewers. This album is catchy and poppy but This album is criminally underrated. I really don't get all of the 40 scores from so many reviewers. This album is catchy and poppy but at the same time manages to be very clever and even complex at times. It's not one of the very best albums of 2005, but it's still one of the top 50. Full Review »
  3. BenJ
    Jun 1, 2005
    5
    Whilst this has very good production, song-for-song it doesn't match their earlier albums, and many songs lack strong melodies and John Whilst this has very good production, song-for-song it doesn't match their earlier albums, and many songs lack strong melodies and John Bramwell's usually more literate lyrics. Quite disappointing overall. Full Review »