In the Pit of the Stomach - We Were Promised Jetpacks
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

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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 like "Picture of Health" and "Sore Thumb". Somewhat similar sound to Editors and Interpol.
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. Nov 14, 2011
    70
    For a record that doesn't at all attempt to reinvent the two-guitars-bass-drums toolkit of punk-inflected modern indie rock, it's fundamental whole ends up being greater than its parts.
  3. 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]