Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Magnet
    90
    Takes The Strangest Things' dark, occasionally scattershot pop and refines it with sharper songwriting and a slicker approach. [#69, p.100]
  2. Filter
    86
    This is beautiful, intense music, trapped in their tiny, distraught world. [#16, p.93]
  3. There are a couple snoozy and wonky moments among the hits, but Longwave is definitely worth warming up to.
  4. Brit-leaning space-pop that switches rhythmic gears with pleasing regularity from dreamy to driving.
  5. At once introspective and indisputably catchy, their complex dynamic and easy likeability should certainly satiate the radio gods.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Firstyoulookedsostrong
    Oct 26, 2005
    9
    This band is so much better than most of its reviews. Better than the bands they open for, as underrated as My Favorite.
  2. amalia
    Oct 7, 2005
    9
    beautiful and heart-felt.... real. something i haven't heard in most other bands in a long time
  3. Simon
    Sep 12, 2005
    4
    Apart from the first song, this album is a majority of troughs. It