• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2002
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. BenjaminBunny
    Aug 12, 2003
    6
    Not anywhere as fresh or exciting as their first two records, "Loud Like Nature" continues their slow descent into listenable blandness.
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    8
    After rthe otherwordly magnificence of "On the Wires..." & "Avant Hard" and the wildly uneven, quasi-prog "Add Insult to Injury " came the break-up album. While far from a classic, or their best album, there is plenty here to love. The shuddering, chaotic reinvention of uber-weirdo Kim Fowley's "Invasion of the Polaroid People" is a tour de force, as is the Dalek-vs-Glitterband stomp ofAfter rthe otherwordly magnificence of "On the Wires..." & "Avant Hard" and the wildly uneven, quasi-prog "Add Insult to Injury " came the break-up album. While far from a classic, or their best album, there is plenty here to love. The shuddering, chaotic reinvention of uber-weirdo Kim Fowley's "Invasion of the Polaroid People" is a tour de force, as is the Dalek-vs-Glitterband stomp of "Take Me To Your Leader", with it's Oi chorus and boll-weevil lead vocals. By far the highlight of the album are tracks 6 to 8 - the unpredictable "Quantum Leap", the wonderfully pretty "Pink Lights" and the scratchy but cool "Up the Punks" - light years away from the ear-bending electro of their early albums and singles and far better than anything else being done in 2002. It will probably be another 10 years before people "get" them but I'm sure that one day hordes of people will cite them as an influence. Just as long as they don't re-form! Expand

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Compelling. Devastating. Amazing. And rocks like a bastard.
  2. 90
    A brave and inventive album that refuses to be held down by conventional barriers of genre or style.
  3. Mixer
    60
    Their most cohesive work to date. [Nov 2002, p.80]