Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    80
    They have made their most consistent release yet, stretching the earworm-y catchiness their album Weeds employed.
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    75
    This is Fol Chen's sharpest full-length yet, gaining cohesion from the often mechanically warped vocal presence of new frontwoman Sinosa Loa. [No. 97, p.55]
  3. Mar 20, 2013
    75
    The False Alarms finds Fol Chen stripping off its makeup and taking a good, hard look in the mirror.
  4. As commendable as their attempts at exploring different genreā€™s are, Fol Chen do sound their best at their poppy moments.
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    There is enough in The False Alarms to suggest Fol Chen has a bright future, even with songs whose lyrics sometimes allude to a barren one.
  6. Mar 20, 2013
    70
    Fol Chen could probably stand to become even more accessible on their next album, but on The False Alarms, they still make listeners lean in close to hear exactly what's going on, and still leave them wanting more.
  7. Mar 20, 2013
    69
    The other half of The False Alarms, while not a complete wash, finds the band sounding lost.
  8. 50
    The False Alarms is marked by a frustrating lack of movement, direction, or variance.
  9. Mar 22, 2013
    40
    Neither opera nor house, The False Alarms disappoints in every possible way. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.92]

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