Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    60
    The band aims for epic heights but all too often goes with the assumption that grandness is necessitated solely by noise. That said, there are glimmers of great things to come all over this record.
  3. 60
    It's an improvement, and it reveals a band with plenty room to grow. In the meantime, these Jackpacks will continue coasting.
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    60
    This record is laced with intention and ambition, as well as a hunger and fire that keep it together, just.
  5. 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.
  6. Q Magazine
    Nov 9, 2011
    60
    Suffice to say, the issues addressed here are as big as the music. [Nov. 2011, p. 142]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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. Full Review »