We Are The Pipettes

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Though more than pastiche, it's not pop genius yet either. [Aug 2006, p.114]
  2. Trouble is, despite the band's concerted efforts to beef up and broaden their schtick with a radio-friendly production, too many aspects scream "novelty act".
  3. Uncut
    40
    Almost succeeds through sheer force of personality. [Aug 2006, p.108]
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    Faux-feminist tracks such as 'Dirty Mind' are more Austin Powers than Phil Spector, too self-conscious to hit the heart-bursting heights of the originals, too much a pastiche to forge anything new. [15 Jul 2006, p.37]
  5. The Pipettes are only fresh in the sense that they've appropriated Spector-influenced girl-pop for a new era.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Beelay
    Jun 28, 2007
    8
    Not usually a huge fan of sugary, bubbly stuff like this, but the Pipettes are like a sweet, syrupy virus that gets in your head and is tough Not usually a huge fan of sugary, bubbly stuff like this, but the Pipettes are like a sweet, syrupy virus that gets in your head and is tough to shake. I don't think they take themselves too seriously, and neither should anyone else. They are a (guilty?) pleasure to have some fun with. Full Review »
  2. martina.
    Jun 19, 2007
    10
    I love them, great songs, great album, great band, different style, I like it, cute girls
  3. Andy
    Mar 2, 2007
    6
    The single is great but unfortunately the most in-depth instrumentally the album ever becomes. Bringing girl-group pop to the hearts of indie The single is great but unfortunately the most in-depth instrumentally the album ever becomes. Bringing girl-group pop to the hearts of indie fans is a great idea but they could have put a little more emphasis on better instrumentation and song structure. To stay true to pop music doesn't mean the Pipettes have to regurgitate the same song progressions. Hopefully, they will spend as much time developing the songs on their next album as they did developing their "cuteness" on this debut. Full Review »