Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mixing the grit that was The Stooges with the bounce that was Gang of Four, Liars and their debut release are everything that should be praised about Brooklyn's music scene.
  2. 90
    One of the most adrenalising albums you'll hear this year. [Sep 2002, p.110]
  3. [Their] jerky, wired punk-funk sound salutes '80s underground heroes like the Contortions, Liquid Liquid and ESG, with a bit of Public Image Ltd. and Gang of Four tossed in. [Listen 2 This supplement, Aug 2002, p.17]
  4. An intense fifty minute ride through the minds of one of the best new bands to emerge in recent memory.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. BobG
    Aug 3, 2006
    Does everybody who ranked this album have a last name starting with G?
  2. less_success
    Aug 3, 2006
    Liars' debut is aggressive, but still dancey. Personally I think this is the best album to come out of the New York "dancepunk" thing. By the way, roman k's posts that Liars were dead after pat and ron left the group was a slight miscalculation. Full Review »
  3. JeremyG
    Feb 5, 2004
    The rhythm section owns this album, the other two members are just renting time and space on it. Personally, I stop the last track when it gets to the loop. To those of you who think that I don't get the album because of this, I wish you a good time as you enjoy your 26 minutes of loopage. Full Review »