Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Absolutely essential!... It’s a coming-out party on the level of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.
  2. The true beauty of Clinic is that they have, using a relatively standard rock vocabulary, constructed a truly distinctive, energetic, and magnetically appealing sound.
  3. 90
    Little short of brilliant. [#52, p.79]
  4. 90
    So rewind to indie-rock the way Mark E. Smith started it: reduced, smart, and dirty-sweet as used bubble gum. [Oct 2001, p.130]
  5. A terrific head-scratcher of a debut
  6. It's one of those releases that reminds you that with all the experimenting and genre-blurring, there is still something simple and nice about an album that takes fairly base elements of rock and roll and creates a disc that's highly catchy.
  7. Though some of the thrashier songs like "C.Q." and "T.K." and a bottom-heavy song sequence detract from the album's flow, Internal Wrangler is still a strong debut from one of England's most promising and distinctive indie bands.
  8. At 31 minutes, the record is a short and bitter mind-melter.
  9. Part Radiohead, part Velvet Underground, Internal Wrangler is the bizarre, formless album that Thom Yorke wishes he could make.
  10. 70
    An angular art-punk record that twitches as if in the throes of electroshock treatment.
  11. The style is cool, the moves perfect, but you can take as much of lasting value from a stick of gum as you can from these dank-basement stomps.
  12. Though not without merit, the reliance on other people's melodies (and words on the Caroline Says-pilfering Distortions) can become trying after a while.
  13. By twisting the features of various stylistic forefathers - the Velvet Underground, early Pink Floyd, Can, Wire - they've created a new hybrid of bratty garage rock and whimsical sonic experimentation that delights in its own mutant energy.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    Just a perfect beautiful wonderful funny moving scary delightful uncouth uncanny unprecedented album that I could never do justice to. If you download it I'll buy you a soda how's that... Two? Full Review »
  2. Feb 26, 2012
    10
    Incredible amounts of awesomeness lie within this album, what are you waiting for? This has got to be one of my favorite albums of all time. Give it a listen! You won't regret it at all! Full Review »
  3. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 17, 2004
    8
    Play this one loud. Very loud. Seriously.