Liars

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2007
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    They have turned in their most conventional set of songs yet. [Sep 2007. p.95]
  2. The lack of a unifying theme on this particular album leaves their past influences far downstream and without a paddle.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    ****
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    9
    One of the best albums of 2012 so far, "No. 1 Against the Rush" is a truly haunting track, and "Brats" sounds like a mix betweenOne of the best albums of 2012 so far, "No. 1 Against the Rush" is a truly haunting track, and "Brats" sounds like a mix between Gorillaz/NIN/Marilyn Manson and defies all genre definitions. Definitely an album worth buying. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    4
    Save for Sailing to Byzantium, none of these ideas gel. It's just a failed attempt and avant-pop. Occasionally, the strong production values (Save for Sailing to Byzantium, none of these ideas gel. It's just a failed attempt and avant-pop. Occasionally, the strong production values ( in lieu of songs) created here create enough doubt to suspend judgement. However, the disc just never deivers, despite repeated plays.

    I'm tempted to also excuse What Would They Know, which isn't a bad song, per se. It's just that it could be so much more and, as apparent as this is, that lost promise casts shadow over whatever enjoyment is still to be had. This, in fact, is representative of the entire record, to even less satisfying degrees. A lot of these songs are almost interesting. And as you find yourself pulling for them, that they never succeed remains continually frustrating.
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