Superabundance

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mojo
    80
    Superabundance is a record to treasure. [Apr 2008, p.104]
  2. The follow-up to 2006's Voices of Animals and Men is a slick collection of darkly sketched Britpop that combines in-jokes and jagged pop riffs.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Superabundance sees the trio break away from the neo-post-punk pack, in one swoop, but without sacrificing one calorie of their furious energy. [Apr 2008, p.109]
  4. A welcome return for this premier Leicestershire combo, who specialise is substance over style.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    Superabundance us a celebratory affair--a hugely likable and intelligent pop album that sings with human warmth and, ultimately, quiet defiance. [Apr 2008, p.106]
  6. Music is, by and large, entertainment and escapism, so regardless of whether Young Knives intend to add enlightenment to that formula, their hooks and their ideas--their entire musical package--are too intriguing and exciting to provoke the usual worries about agit-pop.
  7. 70
    The British trio's caffinated, smart-ass guitar pop only underscores that aura of snarky confidence. [May 2008, p.111]
  8. Blender
    70
    Many bands sound like this, but few do it so well, or with such dorky haircuts. [June 2008, p.77]
  9. It's a decidedly bummer affair, and even though the aggressive tempos suggest they're willing to fight against the crushing weight of existence, there's no relief to be found anywhere in Dartnall's lyrics--not in material goods, not in your fellow man, and certainly not in romance.
  10. Young Knives gamble away the ending to a solid album.
  11. In essence Superabundance falls short of being either super or abundant.
  12. At their best the Young Knives can write as good a pop song as anyone in the country, but this is a disappointing second effort ironically weighed down by the English eccentricities that once helped them stand out from the pack.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. IsaacA.
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    Superabundance has it all and then some.