Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    8
    In trying to follow up their number 1 hit album Free All Angels, Ash went
    for a heavier sound this time round. An album that really deserved
    In trying to follow up their number 1 hit album Free All Angels, Ash went
    for a heavier sound this time round. An album that really deserved more
    success and recognition than it got. While it doesn't have the same volume
    of radio hits as Free All Angels or 1977, as a whole album it's arguably
    the bands strongest. Some great guitar work going on while Dave Grohl was
    reportedly a major fan of Rick McMurrays drumming on the album. Perhaps the
    reason for its commercial underperformance slipping off the radar was that
    it was caught between being too heavy for Ash's core fans and having too
    much pop melody going on to attract in the rock element.
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  2. matta
    May 26, 2005
    9
    Overall, a great album and an amazing singles album. Just as good and maybe even better than the much-hyped Free All Angels
  3. TimothyF
    Apr 8, 2005
    8
    A lot harder than the last. More mature than those before. It fits.