A Hundred Miles Off

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38

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  1. kdevilh
    Jun 7, 2006
    6
    While it does beg to be listened to in its entirety... it's still a record with few highlights and more middling-ground. I could have used one or two "Thinking of a Dream I Had" moments to carry me through.
  2. Caroline
    Dec 21, 2006
    5
    A huge disappointment. This album is messy, rambling, and lacks the characteristic charm of The Walkmen.
  3. mikes.
    Jun 26, 2006
    6
    Surprisingly solid, unique prodution and good raw sound to the album as a whole. The problem with the walkmen, is that people keep waiting for them to "evolve" and they still have not stepped up their game and they keep writing stuff that sounds sort of like the strokes. That type of music is going out of style not quite popular anymore, it was fresh when we heard it on their debut album, Surprisingly solid, unique prodution and good raw sound to the album as a whole. The problem with the walkmen, is that people keep waiting for them to "evolve" and they still have not stepped up their game and they keep writing stuff that sounds sort of like the strokes. That type of music is going out of style not quite popular anymore, it was fresh when we heard it on their debut album, but they need to switch up genres, otherwise they continue to be an above average band with potential not fully tapped into. Expand
  4. JanV.
    Jul 25, 2007
    5
    It's okay and would be passable without some of the standout tracks on the previous efforts. NOTHING on this album can touch the genius of My Old Man or New Year's Eve... I would say "nice try", but with what they've done before I don't think this is worthy. The best thing I can say is it's better than Pussy Cats.
  5. JamesD
    May 22, 2006
    5
    Thoroughly forgettable. The first two Walkmen albums only serve to make you want more out of this one. Not a single track that really catches your attention.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. The CD's austere instrumentation brings out the worst in Leithauser, whose once-endearing tunelessness becomes a whining deterrent.
  2. When the Walkmen are on, they can be as compelling as ever, but they’ve just spent too much time creating television-drama background music and not enough energy stretching themselves.
  3. A set of rousing, sharply focused, late-night pleas and barroom romps that take the group well beyond its garage roots.