Writer's Block - Peter Bjorn and John

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Writer’s Block has announced the renaissance of both pop music and love.
  2. The band has smartened up, and now it's playing to its strengths.
  3. By turns brooding and effervescent, but always outrageous fun, 'Writer's Block' is a compact minor classic.
  4. Writer's Block is the work of a band at the absolute peak of its writing and performing skill.
  5. Their most focused and fully realized effort yet-- an album that adds an imperial hugeness to the teen noir and garage-y psychedelia of their past efforts-- and one of the better pop records we've heard this year.
  6. Despite its more fractured stylistic elements -- shoegaze smashing headlong into folk pop -- Writer’s Block emerges as one of the most complete and satisfying records of this year.
  7. The instrumentation is superb, the record feels unforced, and the music is heartfelt.
  8. In the end, Writer's Block isn't a life-changing musical statement, but it is a superb collection of finely crafted pop songs.
  9. The balance of sweet and sad is just right. [16 Feb 2007, p.76]
  10. An excellent third album from the Swedish trio, Writer's Block should make sure that the group remains in obscurity no more.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    "Young Folks" is a fabulous track: wonderful instrumentals, great vocals, and one of the catchiest choruses I've ever heard. Unfortunately, nothing else on this album comes anywhere close to matching that elite standard. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    A great all-around album. While some people may think 'Young Folks' overshadows the rest, all of the songs sound are actually very catchy tracks.
  3. Mar 23, 2011
    This is good indie pop. Writer's Block has some truly amazing tracks. The opener "Objects Of My Affection" is a wonderful song and the track following it "Young Folks" will instantly grab you with it's whistling solo that's just really catchy. All In All, Peter Bjorn & John come up with some really intricate pop melodies that will not soon escape your head. B+ Full Review »