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Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36

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  1. 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.
  2. AdamC.
    Nov 7, 2007
    Pounding passion. Contagious and catchy. Great lyrics. This is the most addictive album of the year. A must have.
  3. QuincyJ
    Oct 2, 2007
    Who knew a morbidly obese man and his three dieticians could rock so hard? What Keith's heroin and skull ring were to Exile, Harrington's brownies and neck-beard are to Let's Stay Friends.
  4. BenM.
    Oct 30, 2007
    This album has 6 or 7 songs that completely bowl me over. "The Equestrian" is my favorite rock song in at least 3 years, and nearly every other track gets me insanely excited with right about 1 minute left before the end. LSF have a great way of lining up the elements throughout each song and really knocking it out of the park right at the end. Amazing album!
  5. JoshF.
    Oct 1, 2007
    10 because it's so refreshing, 10 because it does what it intends to and is better than 99% of contemporary rock/punk/pop. They are the wind that shakes my barley. The candle in my wind. Les Savy Fav effin rock. Listen to it more than once so you can really chew it before you digest it. It's good gooder and great.
  6. kjgh
    Nov 2, 2007
    I just listened to a couple tracks. bag o' shit. very snoozy.
  7. DrewG.
    Oct 14, 2007
    You cannot touch this band. and now they have sonically reduced all others to ashes. I wish I could erase this album from my memory just to experience it for the first time again.
  8. hakaimas.
    Oct 25, 2007
    at first i kinda hated this record, the production sucked (and still sucks), but now i'm just in love with each and every song.
  9. JeffS.
    Sep 27, 2007
    This is a record I've been waiting for for years, and the mere fact that it didn't disappoint speaks volumes to its quality. It's an absolute blast; a combo of articulated musicianship and effortless cool. In a year of strong albums, this is near the top of the pack.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. AlbertoF.
    Oct 15, 2007
    absolutely one of the best album of the year in the post-punk scene.Ambitious and brilliant

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Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    The group is malevolent and charming at once, still a beguiling combo. [21 Sep 2007, p.82]
  2. Perfect it may not be, but as perfect as possible it might, and Let's Stay Friends certainly has more than enough fervor to make it one of the more refreshing punk purist releases since Fugazi laid down a baker's dozen of songs in the last century.
  3. It's not Les Savy Fav's most immediate record, nor is it their best.