• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: May 8, 2007
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33

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  1. MarkJ.
    May 23, 2007
    2
    Shockingly bad. The only good song on there is the one thye released. What happened
  2. JamieP.
    May 21, 2007
    3
    Embarrassingly awkward lyrics make this unlistenable for me. I tried skipping Books From Boxes (this song is dire in the extreme), but I just kept coming across tracks that made me want to hurt someone. Such a shame, because A Certain Trigger was a lovely album, full of great licks and angular phrasing. I think they tried to amplify that, and it just comes out as horrific pop with shite Embarrassingly awkward lyrics make this unlistenable for me. I tried skipping Books From Boxes (this song is dire in the extreme), but I just kept coming across tracks that made me want to hurt someone. Such a shame, because A Certain Trigger was a lovely album, full of great licks and angular phrasing. I think they tried to amplify that, and it just comes out as horrific pop with shite lyrics that don't scan. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Uncut
    80
    Repeated listens--it's a grower--reveal a number of meatier, surprisingly hard-rocking songs. [May 2007, p.99]
  2. Paste Magazine
    60
    Simplicity is king, as a relentlessly jaunty onslaught of jangle-pop hurtles ever onwards. [May 2007, p.96]
  3. [Producer] Gil Norton... [has] an enviable track record, but he’s not doing Maxïmo Park any favours with this soft soak finish.