Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The Beta Band have reached out into traditional rock dynamics with mixed results.
  2. Several tracks are shapeless and patchy, and Mason's floating-in-space vocals sound cripplingly disengaged.
  3. Taken as a group, Heroes to Zeros' slower songs are the musical equivalent of a month-long sinus infection: heavy on the repetition, sleepy detachment and sensory deprivation.
  4. Frustrating... We know that the Beta Band have one jaw-dropping album in them. 'Hot Shots' was nearly it, but certainly this is not.
  5. 50
    You want to praise them for their attempts to define a unique voice, but a unique voice isn't necessarily an interesting one. [#11, p.96]
  6. 40
    A slightly disappointing attempt to hammer their quirks into a more commercial rock shape. [May 2004, p.99]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. DannyH
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    Truely excellent album, some of the best stuff they have put out
  2. Oddik,Norway
    Jun 29, 2004
    9
    Without doubt, one of the best album so far this year. Hope to see you guys soon at a gig in Norway, Oslo.
  3. BenJ
    May 28, 2004
    4
    Much like Hot Shots II, this album suffers from a pretty poor collection of easily forgettable tunes (except Assessment, which is actually Much like Hot Shots II, this album suffers from a pretty poor collection of easily forgettable tunes (except Assessment, which is actually quite interesting). Clearly The Lone Pigeon DID write all their best tunes! Full Review »