Tender Buttons

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2005
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. Manny
    Sep 23, 2005
    8
    I've played the album through about four times now and I have to say that it's another classic Broadcast album. The melodies in some of the songs have never been more wistful. Favorite album tracks beyond the three that had been leaked to the internet and had become my favorites (America's Boy, Goodbye Girls, & I Found the F) are: Tears in the Typing Pool (with the I've played the album through about four times now and I have to say that it's another classic Broadcast album. The melodies in some of the songs have never been more wistful. Favorite album tracks beyond the three that had been leaked to the internet and had become my favorites (America's Boy, Goodbye Girls, & I Found the F) are: Tears in the Typing Pool (with the loveliest vocals from Trish yet!) and Michael (with its incessant beat and repeating of the title name, which reminds me of all the boys named Michael I know!) This is just the most perfect thing to listen to during the Fall. New comers to the band may not find it as great as I do, but loyal fans will find another ace album from this singular band. Expand
  2. meeshaf
    Jan 11, 2006
    9
    Broadcast does a lot with very little. Atmospheric music for the headphone set. Trish Keenan sings like a fallen angel. You won't be able to get it out of the CD player.
  3. LarryP
    May 9, 2006
    9
    74 is way way too low. The album that will grow the most on you all year, my fav is the lovely "goodbye girls."
  4. MarcusB
    Dec 17, 2005
    9
    Easily Their Best Work By A Country Mile! Live It Rocked Hard!
  5. danb.
    Dec 25, 2005
    8
    really good album. if you liked their older stuff, you ought to like this. if you haven't heard them, this is as good as the rest to check out.
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    To blend electronic and organic into a state of balance is a triumph that probably only Broadcast could achieve. In other words, Tender Buttons rocks. Less analogue, more jarring this time â
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Urb
    80
    It's always amazing to see a band eclipse their influences. [Oct 2005, p.77]
  2. Mojo
    80
    Their best by a country mile. [Oct 2005, p.118]
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    A bit of a winner. [17 Sep 2005, p.58]