Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. 100
    The album offers a rousing, belligerently upbeat response to global crisis, albeit at the time of composition they were addressing climate change, environmental activism, the impact of austerity and rise of fascism. ... This is the sound of a group breaking out of their shell and demanding to be heard.
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    90
    Musically it is arguably the best thing the band have done..
  3. 90
    There’s no doubt that we’ll look back on this album as an essential sound of the unparalleled social climate of 2020.
  4. Apr 3, 2020
    90
    An undoubtedly influential album.
  5. It’s a wildly successful take on the world at large as the band enter a new decade. Far from just indie survivors, it seems like these Jets have still got plenty of fuel left in the tank.
  6. 80
    The band may have achieved Ivor Novello and Mercury Prize nominations, as well as their highest chart position, with 2016’s Curve of the Earth, but A Billion Heartbeats aims higher, and doesn’t miss.
  7. Apr 23, 2020
    60
    'A Billion Heartbeats' perhaps lacks the cutting perspective or lyricism of classic protest records, while managing to present the revolutionary spirit of old in a modern context.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 19, 2020
    6
    6-ая студийная работа английских инди-рокеров, от которой музыкальные критики просто в восторге. Да, с лирической точки зрения всё просто6-ая студийная работа английских инди-рокеров, от которой музыкальные критики просто в восторге. Да, с лирической точки зрения всё просто отлично – поднимаются и раскрываются острые социальные и политические темы. Но с музыкальной – большинство песен начинаются интригующе, в итоге превращаясь в тягомотину, не находя интересного развития.

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  2. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    Continuan la trayectoria de su álbum anterior, con un album a la altura de sus contemporáneos, Foals.
  3. Apr 4, 2020
    3
    no wonder critics love them, lyrically, they parrot the papers these are workn for. musically nothing new that i haven't heard. this is u2no wonder critics love them, lyrically, they parrot the papers these are workn for. musically nothing new that i haven't heard. this is u2 grand children. well, post achtung baby u2. Full Review »