This album is tirelessly energetic and full of potential chart hits.
Jack Smith 2005-09-23
Despite their Brooklyn heritage (and rather alarming facial hair), We Are Scientists could easily be mistaken for one of the exuberant British post-punk bands currently peppering the charts with infinitely catchy suburban tales of booze and birds. However, the consistently strong hooks on so many of the tracks here sets them apart from the rest.
This album is tirelessly energetic and full of potential chart hits. They make writing a three minute pop/punk single look so easy, you wonder what they'd sound like if they decided not to go out drinking every night and REALLY applied themselves. Plus, they're not just about quirky lyrics - flamboyant basslines and elaborate drums belie a musicianship more capable than your average XTC cover band, amply proven during their live sets.
This debut more than ably delivers a lesson in infectious pop.