• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2003
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. MusicMaven
    Aug 12, 2005
    6
    It's a clean, commercial take on the NYC style modern rock of the day. The best songs compare well to contemporaries like Interpol, The Strokes, The Walkmen, etc. The rest are somewhat nondescript and uninvolving. If you like this style of music and have already checked out some of the better bands out there, this is not a bad place to become acquainted with Longwave. Just don't It's a clean, commercial take on the NYC style modern rock of the day. The best songs compare well to contemporaries like Interpol, The Strokes, The Walkmen, etc. The rest are somewhat nondescript and uninvolving. If you like this style of music and have already checked out some of the better bands out there, this is not a bad place to become acquainted with Longwave. Just don't expect to be blown away by the whole album. Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    9
    This album may just be their best to date. It's the first I listened to, and it has always been an enjoyable one. There are relatively few flaws to it; the feel is very varied, the songs have a flow into each other, but are distinguishable. The songs are memorable because they've all got different feels to it. Everything on the album is just enough to make it into a genuine work of artThis album may just be their best to date. It's the first I listened to, and it has always been an enjoyable one. There are relatively few flaws to it; the feel is very varied, the songs have a flow into each other, but are distinguishable. The songs are memorable because they've all got different feels to it. Everything on the album is just enough to make it into a genuine work of art that goes underappreciated in today's mainstream. Again, the band's best album to date was their first major debut. Expand
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 70
    Bold, stirring and so unfashionable it just might work. [Mar 2003, p.114]
  2. Where the big boys tick and twitch, Longwave merely plod. [Mar 2003, p.111]
  3. Even in spite of their obvious knack for a beast of a tune that knows no indie fear, they do a cracking job of getting peculiar on us as well.