Kicks

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The rest of the remarkably memorable Kicks is similarly raw, tight, and funky.
  2. 80
    The group conjure a brilliantly ludicrous trash-pop poetry, hymning girls with gammy eyes on night buses--all much more seedily evocative and enjoyable than erstwhile Yummy Fur comrades, Franz Ferdinand. [May 2009, p.77]
  3. Kicks certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it has a whole lotta fun copying it.
  4. Their music is often thrilling and endlessly hummable.
  5. Kicks is less of a cocky triumph, but it still cements 1990s’ position as the torchbearers for no-nonsense Brit-pop.
  6. Line-up changes (guitarist Jamie McMorrow was replaced by V-Twin man Dino Bardot) have resulted in a beefier, bouncier, more playful sound, with vocals shared more evenly and harmonies abounding.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    8
    A shade off of their brilliant debut, but this album is fantastic. I give it an 8 because it is not equal to their debut. It is 2/3 brilliantA shade off of their brilliant debut, but this album is fantastic. I give it an 8 because it is not equal to their debut. It is 2/3 brilliant songs that carry over the sound and fun of the first album and 1/3 filler. Full Review »
  2. CarlosU
    May 12, 2009
    9
    Superb effort!
  3. RalphK
    Apr 7, 2009
    9
    A bit more filler than the debut (a deserved 10 out of 10), but nowhere near as bad as suggested, in fact, it's brilliant. I love the A bit more filler than the debut (a deserved 10 out of 10), but nowhere near as bad as suggested, in fact, it's brilliant. I love the beefier, glossier, T-Rex sound. don't believe the hype. this record rules. Full Review »