• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2003
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Ryanc
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    Incredible. Arab Strap have found their coherency across an album, lyrical maturity and imaginatively warm songwriting amongst subject matters which display modern British culture more accurately than any present group.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Arab Strap successfully juxtaposes songs that deal with the fallacy of human interaction, while maintaining a singular Scottish sound and mindset.
  2. Rolling Stone
    70
    Just as downtrodden and elegant as those [albums] before it. [1 May 2003, p.56]
  3. Alternative Press
    60
    For every great line on the album, there are three throaway verses. [June 2003, p.96]