Ignore The Ignorant Image
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  • Summary: This is the first album for the British rock band to feature the Smiths' Johnny Marr as lead guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. This is The Cribs’ best album to date.
  2. The Cribs manage to keep enough of their edge while dishing out another pile of consistently great pop songs. [Dec 2009, p.112]
  3. 80
    The vocals are muddied, but there are diamond-bright tunes here. [Oct 2009, p.95]
  4. While Ignore the Ignorant isn't perfect--Gary and Ryan Jarman's guileless vocals don't always jell with their slick surroundings--it is unquestionably some of the Cribs' most accomplished and diverse music.
  5. Ignore The Ignorant looks for escape into the US indie underground, "Last Year's Snow", "Cheat On Me" and "Nothing" sulkier than The Cribs we've come to know, reluctantly 'pop' dismissals rather than worried cures for a mainstream malaise The Cribs apparently regard as terminal.
  6. Outside of other fleet highlights ('Emasculate Me,' 'Victims Of Mass Production'), where all four members get streamlined enough to work up momentum, they often sound chunky in a way that suggests they haven’t fully integrated Marr’s lighter touch.
  7. They’re still an incredibly likeable band, unashamed of being rabble-rousing without ever resorting to lowest common denominator tactics, but The Cribs have toned down the things that made them great.

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