Let's Stay Friends - Les Savy Fav

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. A unique combination of masculinity and creativity, Let's Stay Friends is proof that few bands rock quite like this.
  2. The group is malevolent and charming at once, still a beguiling combo. [21 Sep 2007, p.82]
  3. Let's Stay Friends is LSF's comeback--and frontman Tim Harrington and crew have picked up precisely where they left off.
  4. Let's Stay Friends arrives as a startling cannon-shot message of brain-thawing intent.
  5. This album was well worth the wait and should win over some new fans and please the old ones too. Best of show.
  6. They've retained some of the tighty wound post-punk angularity they've always favored and even bust a bit of old school punk, but the real advances are melodic. [Nov 2007, p.160]
  7. 90
    From the propulsive 'What Would Wolves Do?' to the dub-styled 'Brace Yourself,' the album seems like something to play while driving across the desert at sunset, especially with all the wolf cries in the background from Islands’ Nicolas Thorburn.
  8. 90
    This heady mix of stratospheric rockers and inventive, smart and slyly revolutionary lyrics yields Les Savy Fav's best album yet. [Fall 2007, p.101]
  9. It's not Les Savy Fav's most immediate record, nor is it their best.
  10. The silent partners in LSF, Butler, Haynes, and guitarist Seth Jabour, all turn in their best work, making Friends the band’s most propulsive and moving offering yet.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JeffH.
    Nov 25, 2007
    I can't believe that an album that actually rocks made to the top ten list. Must have been an oversight.
  2. BenJ.
    Nov 17, 2007
    My only issue with this album is that the finer songs on it are absolutely blinding, but the not so great ones are pretty dull. I think it's therefore rather uneven. Perhaps better as an EP than a full album? Or am I just being too picky? Full Review »
  3. SeanP.
    Nov 11, 2007
    Wow, this album is short, but infectious. It takes a few listens to love all the way, but after a few listens I couldn't take it from my CD player. Full Review »