Pull The Pin

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2007
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29

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  1. MikeL
    Aug 29, 2009
    'Pull the Pin' is the best their album!!! It's sounds really great and more emotional than previous albums. Every song is worths to be a hit. Strange to see it in the worst albums list on this site.
  2. ChrisK
    Jul 20, 2009
    Not their best, although the tracks 'Bank Holiday Monday' and 'My Friends' are up there as classic 'phonics material. It's such a shame this album is rated so low, it's going to put many people off from discovering a truly great and unique band.
  3. EwenS
    Oct 11, 2008
    Yet another brave twist too a long career for Stereophonics, and again they have pulled it off with a mixture of fast tempo and slow well written ballads. This is up their with l.s.v.o.
  4. GeeHoneyBee
    Feb 19, 2008
    Agreed. It's a very disappointing release after Language, Sex, Violence Other.
  5. lucasw
    Feb 16, 2008
    These critics have no idea what they r talking about, its a great rock album, perhaps at times it could be more adventurous, however personally i think all the songs are great and they mix up the softer music with heavier stuff great!
  6. davec
    Nov 27, 2007
    This album shows some real maturity the phonics have come of age!!
  7. christopheh
    Nov 15, 2007
    Pull the pin is definitely not the band best album BUT BUT it is still great Rock from a great band.
  8. MikeC
    Nov 6, 2007
    This band needs to pull the pin--- and jump on the grenade.
  9. BenG
    Nov 5, 2007
    I was really excited for this album after Language Sex Violence Other, which ranks right up there with Word Gets Around in my book. This was entirely disappointing.
  10. StanislavI.
    Nov 4, 2007
    It's f..ing amazing!!!
  11. GeorgeS.
    Nov 4, 2007
    Amazing Album from Track 1 to 12 best songs are It Means Nothing , Daisy Lane , Stone and My Friends
  12. Dan
    Oct 29, 2007
    I love this band and I love this album. Kelly Jones has one of the best rock voices at the moment and this is definitely one of the best albums I have listened to this year.
  13. dan
    Oct 29, 2007
    Positively the most turgid, plodding and pointless band ever.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Wham, bam, rock and glam, it's Marshall stacks turned up to 11 and Kelly riffing away in the steps of a heap of bands who do it better.
  2. Pull the Pin possesses nothing more than stale and horribly bland rock that will most likely leave even die-hard fans disappointed.
  3. Pull The Pin has urgency, a sense of menace and though it deals with issues like war ('Soldiers Make Good Targets') and the London bombings, there's little of the sanctimonious rhetoric Stereophonics of old were guilty of spouting.