• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. The surprise is how good those tunes are, from urgent opener 'You're in It' to the terrific, breakneck 'That's the Reason.'
  2. 80
    The band’s decampment to Berlin to record has resulted in a concise statement of renewed interest, resulting in a debate between life expectancy and boredom, and a brief mutation into Roxy Music.
  3. Klang has a clarity of purpose, its songs structured with military precision.
  4. Despite the brevity, or because of it, Klang's bite-size songs do the job. No room for self-musing, these 10 tracks get straight to the point.
  5. It's a shame the Rakes stopped just as they were starting to sound fun again, but if they had to end it while they still had that last spark of fun left, it's a better decision than most successful bands can bring themselves to make.
  6. It would be unfair to dismiss the record completely, however, as there are definite highlights.
  7. Q Magazine
    Their third album is another bony bundle of modern neuroses. [Apr 2009, p.108]
  8. Mojo
    Klang is a step in the right direction. [May 2009, p.69]
  9. While none of the hooks on Klang prove sharp enough to catch on the first spin, enough usually happens that inclined listeners will be content to explore the tangents and detours packed into each of these three-minute slices of danceable post-punk until they do.
  10. 60
    The group's final album (they broke up in October) still punches like a champ, with sharp bursts of intelligent energy.
  11. Shallow and unfunny third album from london boys
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. KieranK.
    May 26, 2009
    I hated it at first, absolutely hated it. but a few more listens and now i can't stop playing it! so clever, fun and catchy.
  2. tomc
    Apr 17, 2009
    Much better than their last album. Lean, mean, and very tuneful (after a couple listens).
  3. chrisl
    Apr 2, 2009
    Full of energy, like the first record, and catchy melodies like on the second one - great.