Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. Mojo
    Oct 2, 2012
    80
    It plays to all their debut's moody, elegant, widescreen strengths while illustrating the changes since. [Sep 2012, p.86]
  2. Uncut
    Oct 2, 2012
    70
    The album's only real flaw is a penchant for sketchy, banal lyrics that can jar with the imaginative and highly polished musical backdrop. [Oct 2012, p.71]
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 2, 2012
    60
    The array of styles that are spliced together--space rock, electronica, trip-hop, orchestral flourishes--fail to add up to a cohesive whole. [Sep 2012, p.97]
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    50
    The range of influences on the album ensures this is a rather uneven listen, unhelped by the cast of vocalists.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    Probably the best album of Archive. Amazing combination of anger (eg. Violently), tenderness (eg. Stick Me in My Heart) and all other possibleProbably the best album of Archive. Amazing combination of anger (eg. Violently), tenderness (eg. Stick Me in My Heart) and all other possible senses in between. Full Review »