The Betrayed - Lostprophets
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  • Summary: The Welsh rock band recorded its first album for Sony in Los Angeles, and it is the last for drummer Ilan Rubin, who left to join Nine Inch Nails.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Whether a fanbase reared on moshpit anthems is ready for such artful desolation remains to be seen, but as an exercise in skin-shedding and score-settling The Betrayed is brutally effective. [Feb 2010, p. 103]
  2. With no outside influences to force these leek-lovin’ lads’ song-writing hand, they’ve delivered an album that, although not as polished as previous efforts (but that’s part of the charm), is purely Lostprophets; and the real sound of progress, for sure.
  3. Remarkably the chuck it all in and see what happens approach works, mainly because the superb sheen of production papers over any cracks. What we are left with is an inescapably solid album.
  4. The Betrayed is not an underachieving record. It sweats hunger and ambition, and while it’s not flawless, it’s a success on their own, aggressively populist terms.
  5. 60
    Still present is a populist edge that, while occasionally somewhat saccharine, shakes out some great choruses. [Feb 2010, p.90]
  6. There's enough going on sonically to justify the reported half a million quid spent on it, and enough gruff pop moments to ensure continued teenage adoration. But if your eyeliner doesn't belong to your mum, you'll probably find it hard to love.
  7. 40
    Lostprophets neuter any genuine bite their music may have had with slick, histrionic choruses that render them as impotent as the dozens of other MTV-worshiping derivatives. [Feb 2010, p. 92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. CraigC.
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    An all killer, no filler tour-de-force of everything the Lostprophets can do and more. Almost impossible to listen to without going from start to finish, every time. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2010
    9
    Another great album from the Lostprophets. The Betrayed shows the different musical styles of the band in one album. The first half is perfect but a couple of songs in the second half seem 'filler'. Nevertheless, The Betrayed is definitely a brilliant album 9/10. Expand
  3. Dan
    Jan 26, 2010
    8
    The person who rated this 0 is probably just a bitter Justin Bieber fan who is just jealous that this debuted higher in the album chart. The Betrayed is a combination of all of Lostprophets' previous album.Perhaps not worth the 4 year wait, but a great album nonetheless. Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    The Betrayed has a much darker sound than their 2006 effort Liberation Transmission. A lot of people where expecting a another Liberation Transmission with catchy more pop based songs, instead they got more intense and heavier songs, for example Dstryr / Dstryr and Next Stop Atro City. This in my opinion made this album a great follow up to such a big album. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2010
    8
    A gritty powerful album from Lostprophets. With the heavy edge of Thefakesoundofpropgress combined with the ambition of Start Something and the poppy sing-along side of Liberation Transmission. After 1 listen you have the "meh" effect, but after 3 or 4 listens, you will find yourself continually coming back for more. Expand