Will The Guns Come Out - Hanni El Khatib
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 12, 2011
    70
    El Khatib's full-length debut is a fine testament to the power of pomade nostalgia, cigarette-pack-in-sleeve tropes, and Gene Vincent licks.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    70
    Will The Guns Come Out is a collection of pleasantly rough and catchy minimalist-rock tunes.
  3. Oct 12, 2011
    68
    The tracks jump in range between genres, but for the most part you can find a consistent punk sound woven throughout.
  4. Oct 12, 2011
    65
    If there's an item of ironic animal print clothing hanging in your closet or you know the difference between a porkpie and a derby, then chances are you'll find something to like about Hanni El Khatib's debut effort.
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    It's certainly not pretty but it's a distinctive first record that, in a bizarre way, appears to live up to his rather unusual claims.
  6. Oct 12, 2011
    60
    Songs are taut and brief, the guitar/drum arrangements stripped to absolute basics and El Khatib squawks his lines as if his switchblade is giving him grief.
  7. Oct 12, 2011
    60
    El Khatib's voice is good and scrawny, and yelps out Tennessee hiccups just right. But he works too hard at selling the whole show.

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