• Record Label: Motown
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Off With Their Heads is more football chant schmindie, with only the briefest of diversions up Psycho Rock Avenue.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Off With Their Heads deftest creations may fall just short of the Kasier Chief debut's ruddy-faced string of exhuberant big hitters, 'Never Beat A Beat,' 'Addicted To Drugs' and the huge 'Like You Too Much' are still sizeable cut above some of "Yours Truely's" tepid misfires. [Nov 2008, p.104]
  3. Half-knowing, half-full of anthems and lyrically halfway to hell, Off With Their Heads is musically halfway there. Kaisers have barely missed a beat on the highway to massive-dom, but they’re hardly raising our heart rates.
  4. Erratic songwriting is evident from start to finish on the record.
  5. Its first half is genuinely brimming with energy in a way that promises a return to the joyful pop of the Kaisers Chiefs’ debut. It does, however, tail off badly.
  6. Whereas its early tunes built from twitchy verses to shout-along choruses, the new material skews glossy and nondescript.
  7. 40
    These trebly, trenchant Brits have truly gone pear-shaped.
  8. Ronson lowers Ricky Wilson’s maddeningly limited vocals and amps the bass, but the disc still fails to come alive.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 176
  2. Negative: 85 out of 176
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    8
    lacks the energy of their first release, but a solid pop punk album without a doubt. this record sees the chiefs explore their softer sidelacks the energy of their first release, but a solid pop punk album without a doubt. this record sees the chiefs explore their softer side with slower songs like tomato in the rain and remember your a girl. Full Review »
  2. May 14, 2012
    8
    Good couple of tracks no real bad ones and It's only failing is losing the Keyboard that made Employment great and it's a bit 80s punk and notGood couple of tracks no real bad ones and It's only failing is losing the Keyboard that made Employment great and it's a bit 80s punk and not the quirky Kaiser Chiefs I have come to expect Full Review »
  3. Jun 26, 2011
    10
    I love this and all of the kaiser chiefs albums they're so much fun to listen to must buy them!I love this and all of the kaiser chiefs albums they're so much fun to listen to must buy them! soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Full Review »