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  • Summary: Stephen Street produced this sophomore set for Liverpool's Zutons.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 80
    You have to go back to Costello, The Beat or Smiths to find a catalogue simultaneously as hummable and as disturbing as McCabe's. [May 2006, p.102]
  2. Tired of Hanging Around is warm, vibrant, tight, and crackling in just the right places.
  3. 80
    Positively electric. [Sep 2006, p.143]
  4. 'Tired Of Hanging Around' is one seriously pissed-off, paranoid, twitchy record.
  5. The second album is much easier on the ear than its unvarnished predecessor.
  6. It’s their honest simplicity that offers a refreshing contrast to the irony of neo-new-wave disco retreads that are all the rage in the UK.
  7. There just aren't enough ideas or songs to make up for the overwhelmingly mean perspective.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. seana
    May 31, 2006
    10
    brilliant, all of it - real music by what seems like real people. they look great too. world domination will follow soon. Zombie on !!
  2. BenC
    May 22, 2006
    8
    Lots of awesome songs on this album.
  3. Jahar
    Jun 29, 2006
    8
    I love these guys' range. From pop to jazzy to dark ballads. Not real listener friendly but if you're patient, the songs will grow I love these guys' range. From pop to jazzy to dark ballads. Not real listener friendly but if you're patient, the songs will grow on you to a point you're singing them in the shower. Expand
  4. EspenH
    Jul 12, 2006
    6
    One really good song, some ok and the rest averege
  5. KateB
    Aug 26, 2006
    5
    Quite good with good beats and a few great songs, but the lyrics are weak and some of the songs like "Somebody Watching Over Me" are very Quite good with good beats and a few great songs, but the lyrics are weak and some of the songs like "Somebody Watching Over Me" are very boring and conventional. They have definitely released the two best songs, and personally, I advise them to stop there. Expand
  6. JasonA
    Sep 20, 2006
    1
    Upon hearing this album for the first time, I could not escape the feeling that I was listening to a very bad Hall & Oates tribute band. I Upon hearing this album for the first time, I could not escape the feeling that I was listening to a very bad Hall & Oates tribute band. I know all the cool indie rock kids are pillaging every aspect of 80's new wave these days, but cheesy white boy R&B pop a la Huey Lewis and the News is just as lame today as it was then and should be left buried with the careers of those who originated it.. Expand
  7. Tom
    May 12, 2006
    0
    self-satisfied, lifeless cod-funk workouts from a pub band only notable for their sax player. the most grating aspect of this album is the self-satisfied, lifeless cod-funk workouts from a pub band only notable for their sax player. the most grating aspect of this album is the self-pitying lyrics, delivered in a nasal whine that will make anyone with working ears want to hack them off, a la van gogh. rubbish. Expand

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