• Record Label: Mantra
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2003
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Though the pace is a little too consciously measured at times, and there is a certain sameyness about the arrangements, it's a record that, given time, yields up great rewards. [Nov 2002, p.100]
  2. In effect, the group have carbon-copied the sound of The Great Eastern but neglected to paste-in an equal number of tunes.
  3. Rolling Stone
    60
    These four Scots sound like the depressed cousins of the Flaming Lips. [6 Feb 2003, p.62]
  4. Alternative Press
    60
    Unrewardingly dark. [March 2003, p.90]
  5. Uncut
    40
    The Delgados have made a fine follow-up to 2000's The Great Eastern. Problem is, it's the same album, more or less. [Nov 2002, p.115]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. emiliov
    Sep 3, 2004
    10
    uncut obviously couldn't be bothered to listen to this and Q are just idiots anyway...
  2. JohnB
    Jan 21, 2004
    10
    The delgados combine the most beautiful and sublime music with the darkest and most pessimistic lyrics to make an album full of great songs The delgados combine the most beautiful and sublime music with the darkest and most pessimistic lyrics to make an album full of great songs that will give you a hell of an emotional ride. Full Review »