Anthem - Less Than Jake
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. There's plenty of killer talent to be found here. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  2. 40 minutes of soul-searching and bittersweet recollection that nevertheless rocks with major-league efficiency.
  3. 75
    Often lives up to its title, but they ought to find a kind way to break it off with the horn section. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  4. As with the band's other releases, the music inspires clear feelings of love and hate.
  5. The usual blend of knockabout punk rock, nutty-boy ska and witty lyrics. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  6. It's like a thicker, dirtier Good Charlotte.
  7. A precision-produced guided missile seeking the hearts of socially awkward skate punks everywhere.
  8. 40
    Stylistic attention-deficit disorder dilutes the focus and also dates it. [#17, p.137]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. StijnH
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    Brilliant album, with new classics like Plastic Cup Politics and The Science of Selling Yourself Short
  2. bobb
    Jan 3, 2007
    0
    they suck this album is horrible
  3. AlexC
    Oct 22, 2006
    2
    Dreadful album, comparatively to the two chronologically previous albums (Hello Rockview, Borders...). Both the originality of the lyrics and Dreadful album, comparatively to the two chronologically previous albums (Hello Rockview, Borders...). Both the originality of the lyrics and instrumentation has been severely compromised on this record. Full Review »