The Magic Numbers

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It all glides by easily enough on its surface, but dig a little deeper and The Magic Numbers reveals itself to be not just a crashing bore, but an irritating one.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    Pleasant enough.... but many [songs] fall short, and the constant harping about love... begins to wear thin. [#11, p.111]
  3. High, lovely harmonies notwithstanding, a good 15 minutes chopped could've meant the difference between merely being noticed and creating a minor masterpiece of nostalgia-infused pop.
  4. Given their youth, it does indeed promise much, but please, hold off on that honours listing for a while yet.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 63
  2. Negative: 8 out of 63
  1. tim
    May 10, 2007
    5
    Their average. I get this band confused with all the other B&S ripoffs of that era.
  2. AngelloC
    Apr 16, 2007
    10
    showing us that music styles never expire, maybe it sounds like 60's but its perfect to take us away, specially today, when everybody showing us that music styles never expire, maybe it sounds like 60's but its perfect to take us away, specially today, when everybody with stress need it Full Review »
  3. ChristinaM
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    This album has something for everyone and every mood.