The New Romance

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Whereas their debut album 'Good Health' saw the unlikely and frankly scary collision of Fuzazi and Rocket From The Crypt, 'The New Romance' leans resolutely on the emo-punk side.
  2. The Wire
    60
    It is a difficult task to understand just what the fuss is about. [#236, p.72]
  3. In places it's an absolute doozy. And in other places it's bloody awful.
  4. Doesn't do justice to the power and passion of this scorching young band. Go see them live.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. BenD
    Sep 24, 2005
    9
    A great rock record. Everything fits together perfectly. The guitars are fast and screaching, but they don't detract from the vocals or A great rock record. Everything fits together perfectly. The guitars are fast and screaching, but they don't detract from the vocals or the rest of the song Full Review »
  2. BrandanC
    Aug 13, 2005
    10
    MMM
  3. TheLoveofDerekFudesco
    Feb 24, 2005
    9
    Absolutely sublime. I agree, fresh with every listen, bright and anthemic. Kookier than Good Health, but individuality is never a bad thing. Absolutely sublime. I agree, fresh with every listen, bright and anthemic. Kookier than Good Health, but individuality is never a bad thing. A fantastic live band too! Full Review »