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  • Summary: This is the third full-length album for the Welsh alternative rock band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    91
    Plot smoothes some edges and makes others more ragged, but the songs, shaped by the sharp guitars and martial drumming, are some of the strongest Falkous has ever written.
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    90
    If you've any common sense, plot a listen soon.
  3. Jun 13, 2012
    90
    It's their most accessible record both musically and lyrically.
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    80
    The Plot Against Common Sense shows that Future of the Left are still fighting the good fight, even if the ranks have changed a bit.
  5. Jun 12, 2012
    80
    The Plot Against Common Sense finds FotL in fine form. It's Falkous' most eclectic crop of songs to date and stands out as a great guitar-rock album in a year that's seen its fair share of them already.
  6. Jun 25, 2012
    70
    Subversion of the most intelligent, insidious, inventive kind.
  7. Jun 7, 2012
    60
    It's a shame that Falkous is playing to the cheap seats on The Plot Against Common Sense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jun 15, 2012
    10
    When he inevitably hits Hollywood, Falkous will slip naturally in to the part of the arch overlord's evil henchman. The henchman whoWhen he inevitably hits Hollywood, Falkous will slip naturally in to the part of the arch overlord's evil henchman. The henchman who dispatches the weak, the dubious, and the downright annoying with his sly, bombastic, and ultimately fatal pronouncements. Deep down we all want to be him - this album gives us a taste of what it will be like when we all eventually become him. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2012
    10
    This album is their most ambitious and accessible to date, and easily one of the best albums of 2012. There are few lyricists better thanThis album is their most ambitious and accessible to date, and easily one of the best albums of 2012. There are few lyricists better than Falkous in music right now (regardless of genre), and the new lineup is, quite simply, a revelation. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    8
    Pretty good. Not on the same level as their last release with all the passable tracks (I'm looking at you Robocop 4: **** off Robocop, SorryPretty good. Not on the same level as their last release with all the passable tracks (I'm looking at you Robocop 4: **** off Robocop, Sorry dad I was late for the riots) but FOTL keeps on putting out good albums overall. The sound seems a bit more mainstream towards the middle tracks, Best tracks: Sheena is a T-shirt Salesman
    Failed Olympic Bid
    A Guide to Men
    Anchor
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  4. Jul 24, 2012
    8
    "The Plot Against Common Sense" is album without a doubt outstanding among post rock suchlike ones. Future Of The Left on the release posted"The Plot Against Common Sense" is album without a doubt outstanding among post rock suchlike ones. Future Of The Left on the release posted extremely exuberant fifteen songs that were arranged in such a manner that the average - not too familiar with the hardcore listener could also find something for himself. And will for sure. Worth mentioning are for ex. great bass parts in "Beneath The Waves An Ocean" or farcical "Robocop 4 - **** off Robocop." Besides, humor is undoubtedly a great advantage of this album, which maintains a high level throughout almost all compositions. Worthy to know. Expand