The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 9, 2006
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Spin
    60
    More danceable (and vulgar) than previous releases.
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    Easy to admire, but hard to really love. [27 May 2006, p.31]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Their cut-ups... work best when at their most odd. [Jun 2006, p.117]
  4. Ultimately, the problem with Beast is that both its concept and its performance are so defined by their academic removes that it's impenetrable.
  5. Under The Radar
    40
    One's patience for this material can vary, and without a visual component, the experimental tracks wear thin and won't likely be revisited. [Summer 2006, p.92]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. MaryH
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    Extraordinary concept album-- well beyond my already-high expectations. Plus, the album art is to die for.
  2. marcos
    Jun 8, 2006
    5
    Weak and boring.
  3. DaveA
    May 27, 2006
    0
    Time for these guys to put their foot in their mouth.