Tones Of Town - Field Music
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic 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. Tones of Town carries the precision, sophistication, and sense of fun that made predecessor brainy pop bands like XTC so damned good. [#16, p.91]
  3. It's not overestimating matters to call 'Tones of Town' a timeless masterpiece.
  4. 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]
  5. 90
    They're now a glorious band. [Feb 2007, p.76]
  6. The more I listen to Tones of Town, the more I can’t get it out of my head.
  7. 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]
  8. While Tones is tighter, smaller, and more to-the-point than its predecessor, I’m not fully convinced that it’s as good as Field Music.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User 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. 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 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... Full Review »
  3. EpicC
    May 5, 2007
    10
    Solid and overall just plain fun. Really upbeat and with lots of great hooks and melodies. I highly recommend!