Loyalty To Loyalty - Cold War Kids
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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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  1. Jul 4, 2011
    7
    The album follows that great texture from the first record, as well as their crude sound adjacent to a good songwriting. But the pro is also a con; It is like they took all the songs that they did not put into Robbers and Cowards and made an album out of them. While it is simply neat - and fairly better than their successor - Loyalty to Loyalty should have shown signs of maturity of the band's genuine sound. The uniqueness that makes them stand above other indie quartets of our time. Expand
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
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  1. Almost in defiance of poor sales and cult following, CWK and their charming second album embody everything you hoped music might be.
  2. Cold War Kids attack their songs with unusual intensity, infusing even the most noirish, unsettling songs--fractured narratives about hipster bohemia and suicide--with a feeling of enchantment.
  3. Nathan Willett remains a technically proficient singer, with hints of Jeff Buckley, but much like his band's music, his voice is too drearily clean-cut to deliver a true emotional punch.