Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. By not just defying but denying the expectations about what their music should be like, the Liars have created one of the most fascinating, confrontational albums of the 2000s.
  2. Fewer thrills, more chills. [27 Feb 2004, p.98]
  3. In the same way Radiohead took an impeccable album like OK Computer and stepped into unfamiliar territory with Kid A, Liars have sidestepped the majority of their familiar styles and broken free towards new explorations.
  4. 82
    It’s hard to tell if the band wants us to revel along in their psychosis or throw up our hands with disgust.
  5. Though it might not be the most easily digestible subject matter, it melds thought and execution as well as any concept album in recent memory.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. BrianC.
    May 2, 2008
    My favorite cd of all time, and certainly the best liars cd as well in my opinion.
  2. EricC
    Aug 31, 2008
    Oh, the benefit of retrospect, right? Years have passed since this album's release, and most critics, either through recent Liars reviews and articals, have admitted that They Were Wrong was underrated. Little good that does to their mediocre Metascore, which will scare away potential listeners. It's their loss, as this album is neither unlistenable or overly difficult. So what if it's not their greatest triumph so far. It's definately more engaging than their debut and their recent self-titled release. They took a sharp left turn after a hyped up review and the critics were shocked and felt betrayed. How dare a band explore new ideas and sounds, right? That's only allowed for Bob Dylan and Radiohead. Whatever, this is a fantastic album for anyone willing to give it their time. Full Review »
  3. EoinT
    Jan 28, 2007
    F*cking ace.