Howdy!

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It’s by no means a landmark, and it’s not close to their best; it’s just well-done.
  2. Unfortunately, talent alone doesn't always make a great record, and Howdy! lacks the excitement to put it in that category.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 1, 2011
    9
    As good an album as you can hope for from a pop band these days. These songs are extremely well written, with excellent chord progressionsAs good an album as you can hope for from a pop band these days. These songs are extremely well written, with excellent chord progressions and melodies that remain in my head. The production is top notch too, and gives the album a real sense of cohesion. I'm writing this review in 2011, a testament to the staying power of these great pop songs. Full Review »
  2. AlanS
    Apr 28, 2005
    4
    This is their worst album in nearly 12 years. It's crafted okay but there's none of the energy which they exert abundantly on some This is their worst album in nearly 12 years. It's crafted okay but there's none of the energy which they exert abundantly on some of their previous albums. "I Need Direction" is both the album's best song and the band's figurative cry for help. Maybe a change of producer would help next time. Full Review »
  3. GraemeW
    Jan 27, 2004
    8
    Not quite upo there with Songs From Northern Britain & Bandwagonesque, but as charming & tuneful as you could wish for. A criminally under Not quite upo there with Songs From Northern Britain & Bandwagonesque, but as charming & tuneful as you could wish for. A criminally under rated band. Full Review »