Stars Of CCTV - Hard-Fi
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44

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  1. Dec 15, 2010
    8
    An album that tries too hard to push its working class motives. That is the only thing that this album suffers from since I am not convinced about how the vocalist sings about the hardships of the British working class but aside from all of this, it's a cleverly layered album with catchy, joyful but strangely dark songs with Clash like guitar and crowd like atmosphere.
  2. May 6, 2013
    7
    Coming along around the same time as Bloc Party, with similar themes, Hard-Fi lack the edge of their mid-noughties Indie Rock counterparts. Stars of CCTV is a reasonably impressive debut but is over produced. At times this production saves some of the more mediocre moments but too often the production serves to make the record sound like a million other things you'll have heard at the time. Worth checking out and picking out the handful of decent tracks on there. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A rousing debut. [Aug 2005, p.123]
  2. An album of tight and spiky blue-collar dance rock. [17 Mar 2006, p.114]
  3. "Stars of CCTV" is that rare British import that lives up to the advance billing.