The Betrayed

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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
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  1. They’re darn right they still belong, since Lostprophets have delivered an excellent album that is a reminder to all and sundry that this is a band with not only a storied past, but also a very bright future.
  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 plays to their strengths in that it sounds more like the work of blue-quiffed CGI-animated ninja warriors than real people with wrinkles.
  5. 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.
  6. This is a collection of solid, excellently-produced and sporadically brilliant alternative songs, and nothing more.
  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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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 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 perfectAnother 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 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 LiberationThe 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 andA 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