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  • Summary: This second studio LP for the Sunderland, England trio once again finds the band being compared to XTC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It’s unpredictable, ridiculously clever, catchy as hell and as perfect a pop album as you’re ever likely to hear.
  2. 90
    The result is 31 minutes of constantly surprising music, more absorbing and less conventional than anything on their self-titled 2005 debut. [Feb 2007, p.102]
  3. If the opaque lyrics seem like last-minute slaves to the meter, the brothers' amicable yelpings add a human touch. [23 Feb 2007, p.98]
  4. Beautiful, but never callow, here is an album to fall slowly in love with.
  5. They're bright, breezy, accomplished and catchy, indie-pop at its best.
  6. Tones of Town may lack the swooning immediacy of its predecessor, but it still sounds like a labor of love.
  7. 50
    For all its obvious wit and fizzy energy, Tones of Town ultimately feels self-congratulatory and a bit cold-hearted. [Feb 2007, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Roco
    May 12, 2007
    10
    Wonderful from start to finish!
  2. DBag
    Apr 9, 2007
    10
    A wonderful little gem. "Sit Tight" "A House Is Not A Home" "Working To Work" "In Context" are the best songs. One of the best albums released so far this year. Expand
  3. BlakeD
    Apr 30, 2007
    10
    Definitely one of the the best albums released so far this year. It's fun, upbeat and catchy as hell. With alot of cool, enjoyable songs that are going to be stuck in your head for weeks, trust me. Expand
  4. jaym
    Mar 12, 2007
    9
    Really good, fun album. If you liked the Islands (not that it sounds alot like it) you'll love this
  5. Mike
    Apr 22, 2007
    9
    Not as good as there amazing debut but still a worthy follow-up to it, with some of there catchiest songs to date.
  6. SamSong
    Mar 24, 2007
    8
    These lads have been listening to their Abacab.
  7. MikeM
    May 11, 2007
    2
    Sorry Can't Recommend this AT ALL. One of the worst albums ive heard this year....i lied it is the worst i've HEARD this year. im sure there's worse, but i dont like to waste my money... Expand

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