• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2008
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It’s a step forward chronologically but a step backward in overall album success.
  2. More importantly, the songwriting is better this time around, with sharp hooks that draw blood once they grab on.
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    It's no sophomore slump, but it's a little disappointing to see a band embracing city life, backing chugging electric guitars with metered, occasionally mechanical rhythms. [Fall 2008, p.105]

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