Haunted Cities

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2005
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. It's a sometimes bleak record, but one that shows that Armstrong and his cohorts are not satisfied by taking the easy route.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Think of them as a slightly above-average combo of the Clash, Fun Lovin' Criminals, and some snotty band from the burbs. [24 Jun 2005, p.164]
  3. Transplants make a splattery mess of modern music as often as they stumble over something new and exciting.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    As if the macho posturing wasn't bad enough, 'Haunted Cities' is also a mess musically. [2 Jul 2005, p.64]
  5. Uncut
    40
    Their 2002 debut was a surprising success, but Haunted Cities struggles to repeat the trick. [Sep 2005, p.100]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    6
    Expected a bit more after their awesome self-titled debut. There's still some noteworthy songs like "Not Today" and "Apocalypse Now."
  2. lloydb
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    People should look at this album for what it is. It is Original without trying too hard to be. It is What the band members wanted to make, People should look at this album for what it is. It is Original without trying too hard to be. It is What the band members wanted to make, which should be respected and i am sure that whatever the end result is viewed as (good or bad) i am sure they are happy with it and it doesnt matter what anyone has to say about it. Full Review »
  3. J
    Nov 10, 2005
    4
    A few good tunes, but they are trampled on by the lame-o recycled "lyrics". C'mon dudes, how many times are you going to try to tell us A few good tunes, but they are trampled on by the lame-o recycled "lyrics". C'mon dudes, how many times are you going to try to tell us how badass you are? If you have to tell people you're a badass, you're probably not. Read a book or something! Full Review »