Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Aside from better production values, little has changed about the Scotsmen’s formula.
  2. The excellent-to-annoying song ratio on this album is definitely high. Still, their first record was solid from start to finish, and this one smacks so much more of Lennon/McCartney than Kapranos/McCarthy.
  3. You Could Have It So Much Better... is plagued by the same averseness to surrender that hamstrung their breakthrough eponymous debut.
  4. The formula has barely changed, although there is a noticeable decline in songwriting quality.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 194 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 104
  2. Negative: 9 out of 104
  1. ElizabethP
    Jan 17, 2007
    8
    A lot better than their first album since they abandoned a lot of aimless, sloppy guitar strumming. "Do You Want to?" is a great song A lot better than their first album since they abandoned a lot of aimless, sloppy guitar strumming. "Do You Want to?" is a great song although it's slightly embarrassing to sing it on the top of your lungs. The stand outs are "The Fallen" and "Outsiders". This album is more melodic and more coherent than their previous. Full Review »
  2. SebaB
    Jul 28, 2006
    10
    It's the firts album that makes me imitating guitarsolos
  3. John
    Oct 16, 2005
    9
    This album proves that Franz CAN out do their 1st album. "What you meant" is kinda like some of The Beatles good stuff, there is so much This album proves that Franz CAN out do their 1st album. "What you meant" is kinda like some of The Beatles good stuff, there is so much veriety in the new album. Dont listen 2 people slam this and overlook it its sooo dam good, a must!!! Full Review »