• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2005
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. AlexC
    Aug 8, 2005
    3
    If the excitement of the first Transplants album was due to the word "experimental" being thrown around. It acurately describe the immaculate mesh of metal/punk/hip-hop/dub/reggae that went into their intital work. The best word to describe the new album: Derivative. The lyrics follow the trend of mainstream garbage and the sound is dumbed down to weak hip-hop beats both punks and hip hop If the excitement of the first Transplants album was due to the word "experimental" being thrown around. It acurately describe the immaculate mesh of metal/punk/hip-hop/dub/reggae that went into their intital work. The best word to describe the new album: Derivative. The lyrics follow the trend of mainstream garbage and the sound is dumbed down to weak hip-hop beats both punks and hip hop heads would scoff at. A sad day for a promising band. Expand
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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. The whole package ends up having this strangely alluring glimmer. It's like discovering California Babylon after being lost in suburbia.
  2. Haunted Cities has more of a street-smarts vibe and is actually more listenable [than their debut].
  3. 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]