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

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  1. matthew
    Jul 20, 2005
    10
    Gorgeous ablum. Not as immediate as The Strangest Things, but give it a few repeated spins and you'll be adding this to your top ten of the year.
  2. CosmoPrelog
    Jul 20, 2005
    10
    Great Band - Great Album
  3. amalia
    Oct 7, 2005
    9
    beautiful and heart-felt.... real. something i haven't heard in most other bands in a long time
  4. nelsonf
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Top 10 of 2005 Material.
  5. 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.
  6. DashS
    Jul 27, 2005
    8
    Great album. Lots of great tunes on here. Not superbly innovative like Radiohead, but complex enough to soothe the nay sayers.
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. Brit-leaning space-pop that switches rhythmic gears with pleasing regularity from dreamy to driving.
  2. The songwriting grows less challenging as the album unfolds, often lacking the kind of vocal performances that provide real traction.
  3. There are a couple snoozy and wonky moments among the hits, but Longwave is definitely worth warming up to.