In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Ratings: #672 / 1031
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
May 7, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wichita / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

This is their best yet and possibly the best of the year.


It still defiantly goes against the grain, but also explodes with immediate, attention-grabbing riffs.


Once again, the three brothers have cemented their status as one of the most exciting bands around.


Perhaps it's the result of spending their adult lives on a major's dime, but this record is fueled by a naïve belief that radio hits are achievable and can be strong-armed.

The 405

The Brazen Bull is a slightly flabby beast.

No Ripcord

Although this may not be a masterpiece in the repertoire, I can’t say that it lacks anything in particular, in fact, the opposite is true. It gives too much

Under The Radar

Decidedly '90s in its sound, Belly falls somewhere between a doomed American college radio band and a one-album-only British copycat band.

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#21/The Fly
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Track List

  1. Glitters Like Gold 
  2. Come On, Be a No One 
  3. Jaded Youth 
  4. Anna 
  5. Confident Men 
  6. Uptight 
  7. Chi Town 
  8. Pure O 
  9. Back to the Bolthole 
  10. I Should Have Helped 
  11. Stalagmites 
  12. Like a Gift Giver 
  13. Butterflies 
  14. Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast
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Added on: May 4, 2012