• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2009
Metascore
65

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.
User Score
7.5

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
    9
    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
    8
    Much better than their last album. Lean, mean, and very tuneful (after a couple listens).
  3. chrisl
    Apr 2, 2009
    9
    Full of energy, like the first record, and catchy melodies like on the second one - great.