• Record Label: Nul
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. What begins as an exhilarating return to form turns into a desperate plea to be loved.
  2. 60
    There are fewer surprises here than on previous offerings, but enough ideas to cement their position as this generation's most creative guitar band. [June 2008, p.90]
  3. Not much has changed in the futureheads world as, post their major-label career, they bounce-back with independently released third album.
  4. Since the Futureheads are a talented bunch of lads (who will hopefully live to fight again), some nuances do manage to leak through.... Sadly, the rest of the record tends to blur together, an unmemorable mass of whoo-alright.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. tc
    Jun 4, 2008
    8
    Some reviews mention they have become more mainstream and pop-like on this record. Have they? I think its a strong edgy guitar record and has Some reviews mention they have become more mainstream and pop-like on this record. Have they? I think its a strong edgy guitar record and has a lot more energy than their previous effort. Recommended Full Review »
  2. TimF
    Jun 3, 2008
    8
    Mildly dissappointing when compared to their debut but still fun and poppy enough to become obsessed with. overall at least worth a few listens.
  3. OrlandoFlowers
    Jun 3, 2008
    7
    Highly Recommended!, this album is just as vibrant, fast, and with a sense of urgence, near as good as their 2004 debut. It's mechanical Highly Recommended!, this album is just as vibrant, fast, and with a sense of urgence, near as good as their 2004 debut. It's mechanical melodies are pretty effective, and I detect even a Paddingtons influence on some tracks. Pretty good. Full Review »