This Gift

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2008
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Every song pulses with passion, drama and energy. The trouble is, not every song proves as intoxicating as that first one.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    This Gift rattles along in the finest punk tradition, even usefully recycling The Damned's 'Neat Neat Neat' riff on the title track. [Feb 2008, p.1000]
  3. Uncut
    60
    Still square, then, but they're loosening up. [Feb 2008, p.93]
  4. True, there are many raucous sing along riffs. But occasionally, you’re left wishing for a more catchy melody as well, which would take these albums from mid-CD filler to killer rock single.
  5. They oscillate wildly, but 'The Nest' reveals partial siring from Phil Spector, in sound if not psyche, while clammy, nervous rockers like the vitriolic kiss-off 'Darling'–-cribbing its recurring riff from the Stones' 'Mother's Little Helper'--veer into outright snark.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DwamG.
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    Why are this band not yet global? Music to be frightened by.
  2. JoshK.
    Feb 2, 2008
    9
    Album brings what is so great about Sons and Daughters - a strong, relentless beat with screeching guitars and charged vocals. Album is short Album brings what is so great about Sons and Daughters - a strong, relentless beat with screeching guitars and charged vocals. Album is short but with their style, Sons and Daughters just just long enough. Full Review »
  3. GuillaumePop
    Feb 2, 2008
    7
    Good Inspiration from the late 60's, 70's (Shocking Blue, Iggy...) but i'm not sure of its efficiency. Anyway, i love this band!