Yours Truly, Angry Mob

Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Mojo
    80
    An album full of jukebox hits. [Mar 2007, p.98]
  2. Uncut
    80
    Their second album manages to be full of surprises, while never straying too far from what you'd expect. [Mar 2007, p.80]
  3. It starts out inchoate and hard to put your finger on, then coalesces into something wiry and unshakable.
  4. Call this album their application for recognition as one of the decade's major UK bands.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    This is serious fun. [Mar 2007, p.106]
  6. 80
    Angry Mob delivers 13 consistently catchy tracks that bounce unrelentingly. [Apr 2007, p.115]
  7. Urb
    80
    On Yours Truly, Angry Mob, Kaiser Chiefs grow up, dig in and get utterly serious, albeit in a pogo-hopping, decadent British way. [Apr 2007, p.105]
  8. Although the tunes have plenty of vigour and aggression, as with Employment, Britpop veterans will feel more than a little sense of deja vu.
  9. 'Yours Truly...' is a rip-roaring pop record - sprightly, lean and adventurous - a bold leap skyward from 'Employment'.
  10. Billboard
    70
    Like last time, the singles are better than the whole. [31 Mar 2007]
  11. Spin
    70
    With such sharp detail, Kaiser Chiefs have elevated themselves from a singles band to a group that's capable of both having a laugh and making a focused statement about life's less gleeful side. [Apr 2007, p.92]
  12. Under The Radar
    70
    Where Employment featured lazy, loping grooves perfect for sing-alongs in clubs, YTAM showcases muscular power-chord guitar rockers that will make for great drunken shout-alongs in arenas. [#17, p.92]
  13. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    The familiarity is comforting, but nothing here will make you jump up on the bar and headbutt a stranger. [30 Mar 2007, p.71]
  14. As Blur, Morrissey, and even Oasis learned the hard way, engaging in parochial social criticism — as much of Yours Truly does with its references to youth clubs and housing estates — doesn’t connect with more than a cult of Anglophiles here in the US.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    7
    Though the album's charm may slowly fade as it progresses, Yours Truly Angry Mob is a sharp, stylish sophomore effort from one of the world'sThough the album's charm may slowly fade as it progresses, Yours Truly Angry Mob is a sharp, stylish sophomore effort from one of the world's top Indie bands. Full Review »
  2. May 14, 2012
    9
    To Rocky and not enough of that certain something that made Employment great 100 bands could have made this...BUT none this gone it reallyTo Rocky and not enough of that certain something that made Employment great 100 bands could have made this...BUT none this gone it really saves it's self because it's better than all other rock it just misses the Kaiser Chiefs spark Full Review »
  3. GarrettJ.
    Jul 20, 2008
    3
    With the title track and Ruby the only redeeming features, this album disappointed me.