Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The energy the band packs into their songs is unbelievable.
  2. This is a smart LP. From the opening chunder of 'One Note', a mean bass riff and some grade A wittering, their throb is pure and their thrum sweet.
  3. Blender
    Ikara Colt have clambered up the food chain by choosing the short, sharp shock of mid-'80s Sonic Youth as the template for their entire being. [#12, p.143]
  4. By pulling from alt rock's elite past to concoct its own primitive magic, Ikara Colt has come up with a rock solid first album.
  5. Chat and Business won't bring you down, nor will it kick your ass. It's the kind of album that's never better than its last single.
  6. Put it this way - if you don't loathe the likes of Starsailor and Travis with every fibre of your being then there's absolutely no fucking chance whatsobleedingever that you'll like Ikara Colt.
  7. All the members of Ikara Colt are so damn good at what they do, it's not that difficult to forgive their sometimes-adolescent, not quite fully formed politics.
  8. Alternative Press
    If there's a fault with Ikara Colt, it's that they can't rock steadily for more than a few measures without getting self-conscious about it. [Jan 2003, p.94]
  9. 60
    Ikara Colt deliver their rock with a boastful swagger but still fail to generate too much excitement.
  10. Ikara Colt creates an edgy, electronic/punk-inspired sound with Chat and Business, and the end result is impressively slick.

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