Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Blender
    60
    It's in the quieter moments that Sparta truly shine. [#9, p.154]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Their former group's artful exuberance and awkward edges may have been sawn off to create a more grungy rasp, but there's still plenty of angst on show. [Oct 2002, p.117]
  3. What Sparta gain in subtlety they lose in sheer force.
  4. Wiretap Scars illustrates Sparta's ambition to move beyond At the Drive-In, but also the bandmembers' attempt to steer clear of mainstream emocore.
  5. Far too often, 'Wiretap Scars' feels limp, lifeless, bereft of dynamics.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. zachl
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    complete from start to finish and hitting highs and lows along the way. interesting lyrics let you crave for another listen. a great multiple complete from start to finish and hitting highs and lows along the way. interesting lyrics let you crave for another listen. a great multiple listen album that brings you the whole package. Full Review »
  2. AidanK
    Aug 27, 2005
    8
    its really good but overshadowed by the mars volta and at the drive-in
  3. MarkP
    Mar 28, 2005
    10
    My absolute favourite album