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In the Pit of the Stomach

We Were Promised Jetpacks

In the Pit of the Stomach

Second album of post-punk / indie rock from the Scottish four-piece

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Fat Cat
UK Release date
03/10/2011
US Release date
04/10/2011
  1. 9.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    We Were Promised Jetpacks have certainly lived up to the promise of their debut and far exceeded it
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  2. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Sees We Were Promised Jetpacks deliver on the promise of their debut and follow-up EP and then some. If you like music at its most thrilling, you need this album
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  3. 9.0 |   DIY

    An album that isn't so much a reinvention of the band's sound, as something on which they realise their full potential... The sound of a band who are completely confident and no longer afraid to take risks
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  4. 8.5 |   BBC

    A great second album powered by an edgy, nervous hunger
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  5. 8.5 |   FasterLouder

    They have found a sound that most definitely works for them and they pull it off rather exquisitely
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  6. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    It’s not just that the songs on In The Pit Of The Stomach are tighter than the ones on These Four Walls, it’s that they now seem engineered to pin concertgoers to the back of the club
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Their darkest and most complex work yet, In the Pit of the Stomach unleashes We Were Promised Jetpacks' full fury with impressive results
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  8. 8.0 |   AU Review

    A real gem of a record and one which sticks two fingers up to convention making the whole second album lark seem like a piece of cake
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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's fiercer and denser than their 2009 debut. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    It’s hard-edged, it’s proficient and most certainly smarter than the average band
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  11. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s thoroughly enjoyable to listen to yet another sing-with-your-accent Scottish rock outfit, particularly one with as much passion and charisma as We Were Promised Jetpacks
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    It’s not quite perfect – a little spark dissipates whenever they take the foot off the pedal – but on those (numerous) occasions where the band locks in and nails it, the Jetpacks truly soar
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  13. 8.0 |   Spin

    Only a couple of songs on 2009's These Four Walls invited shout-alongs; this time they're everywhere
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  14. 7.5 |   Prefix

    The anthems hit harder here due to the increased importance and sturdiness of WWPJ's rhythm section
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  15. 7.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Turn it on, put it up really really loud and let it hit you. Whether it will impact you with any kind of lasting effect can only be determined by giving it a try
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  16. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Shows the band to be maturing without losing energy and developing their sound without overcomplicating it
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  17. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A strong album with superb production values
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  18. 7.0 |   NME

    An album packed with punchy, literate guitar music
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  19. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A grand bruising: clear, plaintive vocals propelled by ascending-staccato guitars and hellbent dance-worthy rhythms
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  20. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Best digested as a whole, a big block of chugging guitars and fist-pumping earnestness
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  21. 6.0 |   The AU Review

    In a sense, this is an exciting album. Ultimately, there are gems hidden away, but some songs are lost in the lack of clarity
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  22. 6.0 |   Blurt

    A great follow up to Walls and unveils an orchestral maturity from the four gents
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  23. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Reveals a band with plenty room to grow
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  24. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    The quartet have constructed their songs well, there is texture and variation
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  25. 6.0 |   music OMH

    In The Pit Of The Stomach manages to combine expansive and clever rock with a large dose of rawness and urgency on the side
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  26. 6.0 |   Q

    The sound of a band stamping hard on the pedal marked "epic". Print edition only

  27. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    Drill-like riffs and insistent hi-hats are punctuated by short, almost epileptic bursts of distortion and drum rattle
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  28. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    In the Pit… gives you everything it’s got from the word go, which feels less like a build-and-release formula than a continued pummelling of your eardrums for three-quarters of an hour
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