User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13

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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    Modern pop doesn't get any better. Equal parts euphoria and melancholy. If relevancy is important in the pop world then the band continue to be as important than any on the contemporary scene.
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    They have made an amazing album about how amazing pop music can be. [Jul 2012, p.106]
  2. Jul 19, 2012
    60
    Words and Music amounts to little more than an attempt to scale the same heights; sweet vocals, minimalist keys with the odd guitar thrown in.
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    60
    A gloriously unviable alternative to dullard R&B/X Factorism. [Jun 2012, p.92]