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  • Summary: The third album for the British indie-rock band was recorded in Berlin.
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. 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.
  5. Their third album is another bony bundle of modern neuroses. [Apr 2009, p.108]
  6. 60
    Klang is a step in the right direction. [May 2009, p.69]
  7. Shallow and unfunny third album from london boys

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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. chrisl
    Apr 2, 2009
    9
    Full of energy, like the first record, and catchy melodies like on the second one - great.
  3. tomc
    Apr 17, 2009
    8
    Much better than their last album. Lean, mean, and very tuneful (after a couple listens).
  4. mikeg
    Apr 1, 2009
    3
    I don't know what the hell happened. The first two albums were catchy and full of energy, this album is horrible.