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  • Summary: The dour Glasgow-based duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcom Middleton return for their fifth studio album, with guest contributions from members of Bright Eyes and Mogwai.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. So few men have managed to touch our scabrous hearts in such a way. Cohen, Bukowski, Barrymore, Hulk, Waterman... Middleton, Moffat.
  2. Monday at the Hug & Pint is Arab Strap's best record, and should land on every critic's 2003 top 10 list.
  3. The least bullshitting, most accomplished and first consistently great release from Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton.
  4. Arab Strap successfully juxtaposes songs that deal with the fallacy of human interaction, while maintaining a singular Scottish sound and mindset.
  5. A set of apocalyptic relationship odes as pretty as an ornate church hymnal and as dour as the bleakest Sunday.
  6. 70
    [Moffat's] monotone is offset by colorful arrangements. [May 2003, p.114]
  7. For every great line on the album, there are three throaway verses. [June 2003, p.96]

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