Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Uncut
    60
    Breathless power-pop offset by an innuendo-laden lyricism. [Mar 2006, p.98]
  2. Blender
    60
    The scholarship is too obvious at times... But at their streamlined best... it's like Britpop's glory years never waned. [Oct 2006, p.137]
  3. The Kooks take elements from their up-and-coming peers and a name from Hunky Dory, achieving an adolescent universality that's at once their strongest pitch and greatest failing.
  4. Greater things may well be in the pipeline for The Kooks, but this is sadly lacking in anything to fall - or indeed remain - in love with.
  5. There are a couple of decent Brit-pop numbers... but the rest is utterly forgettable, shoddily produced retro rock that at its worst sounds like a Brighton-accented version of the Spin Doctors, minus the hit songs and amusing facial hair.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 74
  2. Negative: 7 out of 74
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    6
    It's not bad and has a few very good moments but it's pretty standard brit pop with a little bit of extra style to it. The longer this bandIt's not bad and has a few very good moments but it's pretty standard brit pop with a little bit of extra style to it. The longer this band have gone on and produced music, the less time I seem to have for this record. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2011
    8
    Inside In/Inside Out is a really good album. These are soft pop melody tracks that are sung really nice by Luke Pritchard. It's nothingInside In/Inside Out is a really good album. These are soft pop melody tracks that are sung really nice by Luke Pritchard. It's nothing groundbreaking, but these English hipsters know how to make music and it shows on this album. B+ Full Review »
  3. TJ
    Sep 29, 2007
    10
    Great songs! Energetic and addictive. These guys are very talented and deserve some praise. Songs don't have to be so different that Great songs! Energetic and addictive. These guys are very talented and deserve some praise. Songs don't have to be so different that they are bizarre and depressing to be good songs. The main weakness I see is in their lyrics which are immature and too fague. BUT, their youthful optimism and talent overpower any issues with the lyrics. I can't wait to hear their next songs. Full Review »