The Hawk Is Howling

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
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  1. Mojo
    80
    The Hawk Is Howling finds the Glasgow's guitar army relaxing the taut, economical songcraft of its 2006 predecessor, "Mr. Beast," and setting a new standard for irreverent track titles. [Oct 2008, p.102]
  2. Masters at building tension upon tension then gently letting it go, their cyclical instrumentals are both sorrowful and consoling.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    The Hawk Is Howling is similarly impressive [to "Mr. Beast"], the band's earlier experiments in noise more reined in, allowing a subtle and textured approach. [Oct 2008, p.149]