• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2006
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Suggests a cross between Bloc Party and the band's tourmates Hot Hot Heat.
  2. Under The Radar
    50
    Bashed-out third-generation dance-punk and Long Island emo. [#12, p.97]
  3. Blender
    60
    No, it ain't rocket science. But when they're headlining arenas, it's gonna look fairly brilliant. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.98]
  4. Alternative Press
    60
    Sounds rather pedestrian. [Jan 2006, p.142]
  5. Despite losing some steam towards the finish, With Love And Squalor marks this threesome as a band worth watching.
  6. Much of With Love and Squalor is like your old coat rack: You know where the hooks are going to be even in your sleep.
  7. By no means have We Are Scientists made a great record, but it shows enough promise to make us believe that it might just be possible in the future.
  8. For 80s nostalgia freaks, you might find that We Are Scientists have a few things in common with The Cure, and you might find that charming. But that’ll tide you over only so long before you realize this is nothing more than a major label trying to play catch-up by signing somebody who sounds like the flavor-of-the-month.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    6
    It's 12 tracks of standard Indie rock that could have been put out by any band. To be fair ,there are some very good songs on this but nothingIt's 12 tracks of standard Indie rock that could have been put out by any band. To be fair ,there are some very good songs on this but nothing mindblowing (although I do really like It's a Hit). I've found its the kind of record you'd mildly enjoy but won't play very often. The style is limited - not much variation across the songs. Just fell short of an extra mark for me. Full Review »
  2. MarcusF
    Apr 13, 2007
    10
    Good album
  3. LukeB.D
    Mar 8, 2007
    10
    One of the best albums of the last few years if not the best!!!