Inside In Inside Out

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. Filter
    84
    Irresistible. [#22, p.93]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The band's great strength is its surging rhythm section, which tilts the songs twoard the dance floor and brings freshness and oomph to chord progressions and tunes we've been hearing since... 1966 and 1977. [6 Oct 2006, p.70]
  3. For now, at least, these kids are all right, and bubbling with ideas.
  4. They are a less irreverent and more melodic Art Brut, swapping that band’s caustic wit for a far nicer type of honesty.
  5. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    An eclectic but thoroughly satisfying record. [21 Jan 2006, p.35]
  6. An impressive collection of polished pop that leans towards the 1980s English ska tradition while holding tight to the indie holy grail of an easy sing-along chorus against jangly guitars.
  7. Q Magazine
    80
    Display[s] a broad musical taste that brings elements of Jack Johnson-styled folk and XTC jerk-pop to their unbridled, youthful joie de vivre. [Mar 2006, p.107]
  8. Mojo
    80
    Adventurous of chord-voicing but never showy, the band nail most of their zesty songs in well under three minutes. [Mar 2006, p.92]
  9. Urb
    80
    Magnificent. [Sep 2006, p.136]
  10. An almost-perfect blend of '60s-style Britpop, '90s-style Britpop, and the post-punk of the new millennium, Inside In/Inside Out is the rare debut that features not only the kind of exuberance/naivete that only bunch of nineteen-year-olds could produce, but also the thoughtful consistency characteristic of seasoned professionals.
  11. On most of Inside In/Inside Out, the band sounds like a more energetic Thrills or a looser Sam Roberts Band, maybe even a less severe Arctic Monkeys at times.
  12. A blindingly bright future beckons.
  13. Spin
    70
    The Kooks... boast an ingenious pop-rock sound. [Nov 2006, p.102]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  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 »