Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    50
    West of Eden is a flawed album, a patchy album, and an album with some really bad lyrics in it. But nonetheless a very fun record. It might lose its magic quickly, as most of the thrill comes from the band’s willingness to skip from genre to genre, but every so often you can forget the flaws and get lost in the many worlds it tries to create.
  2. Q Magazine
    Feb 5, 2020
    40
    Their debut's wilful eccentricity is mostly unconvincing. [Mar 2020, p.119]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    Absolutely stunning. HMLTD are mixing musical genres with such an ease and the result is totally thrilling debut album. Lead singer has fineAbsolutely stunning. HMLTD are mixing musical genres with such an ease and the result is totally thrilling debut album. Lead singer has fine colourful voice, drums are inovating, but what makes West of Eden really special, are guitars. I hope HMLTD will get well deserved recognition for this album, nomination for the Mercury prize would be absolutely amazing. Keep going, lads!

    Best songs: LOADED, Mikey´s Song, Where´s Joanna?, Death Drive
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  2. Feb 9, 2020
    8
    Colorful electro-punk bangers infused with various western carnival-esque twangs here and there. There's so much raw energy exploding out ofColorful electro-punk bangers infused with various western carnival-esque twangs here and there. There's so much raw energy exploding out of this album, creative multifaceted songs and song topics. Every song has it's own unique and twisted story to tell. The project is one worth returning to and HMLTD is group worth paying attention to. Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    Best album of 2020! They'll struggle to beat this again, easy 10/10! Fantastic lyricism, perfect writing, but the guitar players are easilyBest album of 2020! They'll struggle to beat this again, easy 10/10! Fantastic lyricism, perfect writing, but the guitar players are easily the best, especially James. Full Review »