• Record Label: Nul
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  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 a lot more energy than their previous effort. Recommended
  2. 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 melodies are pretty effective, and I detect even a Paddingtons influence on some tracks. Pretty good.
  3. 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.
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It’s one almighty journey through realms uncharted by The Futureheads thus far, and it’s done in fine form.
  2. Their sound is as big and manic as it’s always been, and the melodies as infectious, but the content slinks away from even the prickly personal politics that populated their first singles.
  3. The Futureheads have defeated the machine at its own game and made a record that’s every bit as vibrant and vital as their 2004 debut.