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  • Summary: The fourth studio release for the Welsh alternative rock band was funded by fan donations through PledgeMusic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 4, 2013
    90
    In sum, How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident cements Future Of The Left as unique.
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    90
    Even more than any of their previous outings How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident bridges the gap between efficient noise rock, whip-smart comedy and timely social commentary.
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    90
    How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident is arguably the band's finest hour.
  4. 80
    It is a serious album for serious rock fans, even though taking anything seriously isn’t exactly Andy Falkous, Jack Egglestone, Jimmy Watkins and Julia Ruzicka’s strong point.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    80
    Biting, poetic and awkward, this is music with brains to match its brawn. [19 Oct 2013, p.54]
  6. Nov 15, 2013
    80
    How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident is right up there with the giddy heights of Travels With Myself And Another and proves how downright essential FotL are.
  7. Oct 21, 2013
    60
    Sure, FOTL's protagonist is as pissed off with 'The Industry' as ever, but throughout much of the 14-track beast that is How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident, there doesn't feel to be quite enough venom seeping through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    Easily the best album in Falko's career; even better than "do dallas." This is the sound of a man and band with a clear sense of identity and purpose, and the quality of the recording is impeccable. Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2013
    10
    I hate this band. They are too clever, too powerful, too connected, too sexy, just too goddamn perfect. It feels exactly like just before the revolution in 1917 with Falkous as Lenin... and we all know how that ended. Anyway, this is the album that Trotsky would have released if he was some rock demon god replete with icepick in head. Brilliant and bloody. Expand