In the Pit of the Stomach - We Were Promised Jetpacks
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  • Summary: Unlike the Scottish rock band's debut, which was recorded in eight days, the second album was recorded in three weeks.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
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  1. In the Pit of the Stomach is truly a feel-better record--in whatever way that resonates with you.
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    This is a superb record and WWPJ are one more example of just how spoilt we are by British rock music at the moment.
  3. Oct 4, 2011
    80
    It sounds so much more raw and harsh, more real and vulnerable.
  4. 70
    In the Pit of the Stomach is a fine achievement, but one that feels counter to the usual trajectory of your average rock group. [Nov 2011, p.98]
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    70
    WWPJ returns to the moody and energetic sound of its debut with In The Pit of the Stomache, a 10-song set that bristles with raw post-punk power while pulsing with pop subtlety. [#81, p. 59]
  6. Dec 14, 2011
    60
    Though Thompson remains in the same contemplative state lyrically, In the Pit of the Stomach is a great follow up to Walls and unveils an orchestral maturity form the four gents.
  7. Oct 3, 2011
    58
    Though Thompson's plaintive wails and the brawny playing of the rhythm section give the impression of relentless and differentiable activity, they're holding patterns all the same.

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  1. Jan 18, 2013
    9
    Very good album. Their sound evokes a weird memory of late Joy Division / early New Order. All the songs are great and I especially likeVery good album. Their sound evokes a weird memory of late Joy Division / early New Order. All the songs are great and I especially like "Picture of Health" and "Sore Thumb". Somewhat similar sound to Editors and Interpol. Expand