Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A truly twisted masterpiece that offers new rewards with each new listen.
  2. Blender
    80
    They've toughened up considerably. [#12, p.154]
  3. Mojo
    80
    Largely an enjoyable exercise in the perversion of the three-minute pop song. [Nov 2002, p.110]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    A soulful kitsch-pop pastiche reminiscent of everything from Roxy Music to the Beatles. [Jan 2003, p.100]
  5. We Are Your Friends might not be a completely successful album, but it's rarely less than a compelling one.
  6. They sound like little else you’ve heard before.
  7. An unapologetically eccentric album that explores the boundaries of psychedelic pop sounds in the same way Autechre does in the electronic world.
  8. Mixer
    60
    Some compared Simian's debut to the Beta Band, but this is much more retro, raw and rockin'. [Jan 2003, p.76]
  9. At times too synth-heavy for their own good and at other times downright bizarre, Simian nonetheless appears to be following a forest path no one else seems to be treading.
  10. A disappointing mishmash of simple electroclash beats and basslines and forceful, constant vocals. Gone is the dreaminess, the floating melodies, basically everything good about Simian's debut.

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