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. Ultimately Yours Truly, Angry Mob is, if nothing else, predictable.
  2. The central flaw of Mob-- and it's a profound one-- is that its attempt to refine Employment's boundless levels of boyish vigor with introspection and intellect comes across as tired and bored.
  3. Yours Truly, Angry Mob is one of the catchier guitar records you'll hear all year... But the Kaiser Chiefs can also be a little shallow.
  4. Like its predecessor, the Kaisers' second album is patchy, but does have moments of brilliance.
  5. Kaiser Chiefs scramble to reclaim ground already won, sticking with lazily hooky songs sporting overcranked arrangements. The result? Charmless fare like the bombastic UK hit single "Ruby," and loutish lad-rock like "Thank You Very Much" and "My Kind Of Guy," which sound simultaneously pushy and forgettable.
  6. Paste Magazine
    50
    Wilson's fake tales of Middle England lack the sharp observational focus of the Arctic Monkeys, the bratty cleverness of Blur circa Parklife or even the sexy swagger of Franz Ferdinand. [May 2007, p.61]
  7. As on Employment, some songs spark with energy and others die in the first verse. Is a complete album asking too much?
  8. The melodies feel functional at best, surprisingly charmless affairs that push all the right buttons with little passion or joy, while the lyrics are that depressing rock cliche: woe-is-me deliberations on the pressures of fame.
  9. They're the English equivalent of Fountains of Wayne.
  10. A sophomore effort that rarely rises above middling.
  11. Caught between essentially meaningless singalongs and trying to actually mean something, what you get is average power-pop with crass attempts at poetry.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 85
  2. Negative: 24 out of 85
  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.