Romance Is Boring

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The album is a carefully crafted rollercoaster of emotional and auditory highs and lows, exhibiting the group's subtle growth since its major breakout, "We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed."
  2. Los ­Campesinos! now sound a little less like a series of twitching climaxes, and they're the better for it.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Every so often, a newfound edginess gratifyingly creeps in, be that musical, on the gothic post-hardcore of "Plan A," or lyrical, on "The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future," a movingly detailed portrait of a suicidal girl. The signs of a band whose ambition may yet match their productivity. [Mar 2010, p.055]
  4. It would be too optimistic to hope that the band would have ever made a record as vital and thrilling as Hold on Now, it’s just too bad that they’ve sunk to the level of bland irrelevance so quickly.
  5. Uncut
    40
    For their second album proper, the band have beefed up their sound at the expense of their spindly charm. [Mar 2010, p.89]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 14, 2011
    8
    A great album but for someone's first lc! album they should listen to We are Beautiful, We are Doomed. While Romance is Boring is a moreA great album but for someone's first lc! album they should listen to We are Beautiful, We are Doomed. While Romance is Boring is a more mature album it lacks the energy or We are Beautiful has. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    9
    My favourite lc! album, different to their previous two albums in that the sound is more beefed up, but still contains the signature lc! soundMy favourite lc! album, different to their previous two albums in that the sound is more beefed up, but still contains the signature lc! sound and lyrics. Full Review »
  3. Aug 26, 2011
    9
    One of my favorite albums. Great lyricism. Catchy music and lines and great and appropriate dissonance. The growth of this band gets meOne of my favorite albums. Great lyricism. Catchy music and lines and great and appropriate dissonance. The growth of this band gets me exciting for their upcoming album. Full Review »