Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mojo
    At their indie-disco feyest they can elicit comparisons with Hot Chip, but Lightbulbs trips the dark fantastic in its own deadpan style. [Sep 2008, p.110]
  2. 60
    Their more subdued follow-up doesn't dirty things up much, but it does give some character to the quartet's airtight groovemaking.
  3. Despite a few uncomfortable moments, the Brighton trio turn in another solid effort.
  4. Filter
    Somewhere in the English to Japanese to...uh, English translation, the wonderful quirkiness inherent in their delivery and meaningless lyrics was misplaced. [Fall 2008, p.105]
  5. Lightbulbs is an album solely for the initiated, and newcomers to Fujiya & Miyagi would be better served by skipping this watered-down amalgamation and checking out the band's influences instead.
  6. Q Magazine
    Their combination of surreal lyrics and Krautrock now sounds pedestrian. [Oct 2008, p.142]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PaulR.
    Sep 16, 2008
  2. PedroM
    Sep 10, 2008
    One of the best albums of the year so far.