• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2004
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. This is one of the breeziest, catchiest discs I've heard in a while.
  2. Lostprophets have, against the odds, carved something genuinely fresh.
  3. Playing to their strengths at last, they've taken the lustre of their energetic live shows and injected into their second record with an enthusiasm that shines out of every song.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Lostprophets inhabit that old-fashioned place where the young are alright and must overcome the cynicism of the jaded oldster at all costs. [Feb 2004, p.104]
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Only the occasional lapse into Linkin Park-style self-indulgence drags them down. [6 Feb 2004, p.140]
  6. Like their debut, 'Start Something' is ultimately too long but where it occasionally flags the pace is soon picked up again.
  7. Mojo
    70
    Modern without being self-conscious, metal without being stupid. [Mar 2004, p.106]
  8. The sound of a band throwing itself relentlessly at the limitations of its genre.
  9. [Lostprophets] mine the acts of groups like Faith No More and Incubus to put a more palatable edge on the sluggish nu-metal genre.
  10. Singer Ian Watkins has Mike Patton's croon/scream down cold, and his group deftly applies FNM's anything-goes approach: equal parts thrash riffs, symphonic keyboards and moody jazz intervals.
  11. While the record lacks any of [Queens of the Stone Age's] belligerent twisted rock weirdness they have definitely pumped up the Good Charlotte-style teen anthem choruses.
  12. 50
    This is a perplexing album: two excellent singles, a few stellar moments of vicious riffage, but little to assuage that lingering sense of emptiness.
  13. On the whole, Lostprophets seem a bit lost on this average at best offering.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
  1. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    Masterpiece. A great opener sets you off on a journey of 13 absolute classics. The kind of album where every song is great and it is only aMasterpiece. A great opener sets you off on a journey of 13 absolute classics. The kind of album where every song is great and it is only a shame that they never managed to release more, from what I am calling, the best Lostprophets album to date. Songs like "A Million Miles" and "Burn Burn" make this album a true masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. DaveW
    Sep 9, 2007
    10
    Wicked album. Every song on the album is a stormer. An album u can put on repeat and listen to all day.
  3. JacobM
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    i've listened to every track on this album about 40 times. its awesome!