Anthem

  • Record Label: Sire
  • Release Date: May 20, 2003
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. GreggM
    Jun 20, 2003
    10
    Extremly emotional in the best way possible, great melodies and choruses, it is more than I ever hoped from LTJ. They keep getting better like a cheap red wine to crystal "which is not worth the price but LTJ sure is! Request their Single "She's Gonna Break Soon" on TRL and show these MTV people what real honest and heartfelt music is all about!
  2. steph
    Jul 4, 2003
    10
    a true mix of brilliance! ltj rock!
  3. StijnH
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    Brilliant album, with new classics like Plastic Cup Politics and The Science of Selling Yourself Short
  4. bryanv
    Sep 13, 2003
    10
    this cd is the best one yet it has great songs and is totaly worth the money
  5. Dean
    Dec 10, 2005
    9
    It's got the same feel as Rockview, and dare I say a little more sophistication...yet still not pretentious. Kudos guys, kudos.
  6. AlexW
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    This is a really great album from Less Than Jake. It sounds really sharp and clean and contains a lot of really good songs, such as "The Science of Selling Yourself Short," and "Plastic Cup Politics." Don't be fooled by those who will Less Than Jake sold out with this album. It's still great music, even if their sound has changed somewhat since 10 years ago. Isn't that This is a really great album from Less Than Jake. It sounds really sharp and clean and contains a lot of really good songs, such as "The Science of Selling Yourself Short," and "Plastic Cup Politics." Don't be fooled by those who will Less Than Jake sold out with this album. It's still great music, even if their sound has changed somewhat since 10 years ago. Isn't that what's expected to happen? This CD is definitely worth it! Expand
  7. MrShizzy
    May 30, 2006
    10
    Excellent album. Regarding the sound quality, it's very well put together, and the content is amazing too. This one rocks!
  8. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    7
    The CD that saved Less Than Jake's career. After the awesome Pezcore, Losing Streak, and Hello Rockview, Less Than Jake started on a downward spiral. Goodbye Blue and Whtie and Borders and Boundaries were embarrassing releases. Anthem brings the group back to their original status (although this is a weaker version of all 3 CDs).
  9. abbyl
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    This cd is really cool it's different fom their other cd's and is full of the songs that make them great i love this cd ltj rocks
  10. Brian
    Jun 25, 2003
    9
    it's a great cd some of the songs could use some work but overall it has great sound vocals and horns i love it
  11. BrianJr
    Sep 18, 2003
    9
    9 outa 10 all the way.. easily their best release yet...but they need to let the brass have some fun with a few brass solos!
  12. Joe
    Sep 12, 2004
    10
    Best album of Less Than Jakes, and, in my opinion, the best album I've heard in my life thus far.
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. Spin
    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]
  2. As with the band's other releases, the music inspires clear feelings of love and hate.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    There's plenty of killer talent to be found here. [Jul 2003, p.108]