• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2002
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Screw Wilco; In Our Gun is sounding very much like the Album of the Year.
  2. Buy this album and hold it dear, because you won't hear a better one any time soon.
  3. The end result is creative, inspired and, most important, individual.
  4. Mojo
    80
    The aural palette is as wide as ever... but in the service of songs that might be sung on the morning train, under stars on a moonless night or even in the bath. [Apr 2002, p.116]
  5. In Our Gun fulfills the group's early promise, integrating touches of Radiohead-style avant-garde atmospherics into a set of songs that are on the whole shorter, looser, and punchier than any of its predecessors.
  6. In Our Gun has all the elements that made their debut so great, and then some.
  7. Gomez continue to make powerfully relevant music.
  8. Magnet
    80
    The 13-song set gurgles and gloops with the surreal intensity of a Morricone score revisted by a Bollywood auteur/mixmaster. [#54, p.91]
  9. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Gomez's three-vocalist acoustic vamps [are] now festooned with gadgetry. [3 May 2002, p.88]
  10. The five-piece British band has mastered the art of the recording studio, and this self-produced effort boasts the breathless enthusiasm of someone who's finally learned a difficult craft.
  11. A little more emotional chaos, a dash of the dark stuff, might make such avuncular campfire grooves more worthy of our time and money.
  12. It's an okay album, not nearly as overproduced as Liquid Skin nor as unnecessary as Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline. It isn't anywhere near the stellar debut, though, which is quickly becoming a tag Gomez is sick of hearing.
  13. A slick, curious concoction that sounds like Dave Matthews crossed with the Beta Band.
  14. The middling adult contemporary slop, although awful, isn’t what ultimately drowns In Our Gun. That blame can fall squarely in the lap of misguided attempts at moody electronica, something the band has more successfully dabbled in previously.
  15. Uncut
    40
    Gomez's clattering eclecticism has won endless plaudits, but now seems like a red herring when their exploratory approach remains fixated on Dixieland, Seventies soul and hip hop. [Apr 2002, p.100]
  16. Q Magazine
    40
    The thing about prog rock is that it is supposed to progress. [Mar 2002, p.122]
  17. Alternative Press
    40
    Packed with earnest but impotent stadium rock. [Jul. 2002, p.82]
  18. If anemic blues guitar riffs and half-assed attempts at white-boy soul were the only problems with In Our Gun, it might almost be passable.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. AshB
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Gomez at their second best. gomez decide to go all techno alternative in this album with hints of their old school class in songs like Shot Gomez at their second best. gomez decide to go all techno alternative in this album with hints of their old school class in songs like Shot Shot and Ballad Of Nice & Easy Full Review »
  2. RobPep
    Mar 20, 2006
    10
    Great album that remains exciting probably because of 3 fantastic vocal performances keeping in fresh. superb album!
  3. JohnF.
    May 8, 2002
    5
    Gomez once appeared to have something interesting going on, but it's been a long time and they've gotten nowhere. Forgetable.