• Record Label: Nul
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2012
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    It is clever and witty like the band is want to be, but when listening to Rant I stopped caring about the lack of instruments and simply enjoyed myself.
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    80
    Rant goes far beyond any glee club or barbershop perceptions with its reverence and creativity; while it may not change the mind of anyone who thinks a capella pop music is inherently hokey, it's still one of the Futureheads' most exciting albums.
  3. As an honest dispatch from the coal-face, it's glorious indeed.
  4. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    It's far from self-indulgent; their song choices and clever arrangements make Rant a real, if unexpected, delight.
  5. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    So while Rant may be a stunt album for The Futureheads, it's an exhilarating stunt, and one that more than whets the appetite for whatever it is they choose to do next.
  6. May 1, 2012
    70
    A memorable album that stands out as one of their best.
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    Classic Futureheads tracks are reimagined with quadratic complexity, with polyphonic rhythms weaving in and out of time, and piercingly tight multi-tracked vocals. On a technical level, it is brilliant... But let's face it – Rant isn't the sort of album you're going to listen to every day.
  8. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    It sounds clever, rather than engaging. [May 2012, p.98]
  9. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    At times 'Rant' comes across like a hip church choir having a go at some pop hits. Yet, in the main, this is a fun and genuinely touching set of songs.
  10. Mar 30, 2012
    60
    A strange, interesting, occasionally brilliant album.
  11. 60
    While their retreads of "Robot" and "Thursday" come perilously close to "Bohemian Rhapsody", the makeovers of Kelis's "Acapella" and Sparks' "The No. 1 Song in Heaven" are brilliant.
  12. Apr 4, 2012
    50
    It's not always successful...But older songs fare better. [May 2012, p.72]

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