Augustana - Augustana
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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. May 26, 2012
    3
    As in the other review, the first time i listened to this, I said to myself "this is augustana?" They sound completely different, and not in a good way. The piano is pretty much non existent, and all the songs sound the same. The lyrics sound like they were aimed at teenage girls. Saying augustana sold out would be an understatement. There's no passion with this cd, it's like they made aAs in the other review, the first time i listened to this, I said to myself "this is augustana?" They sound completely different, and not in a good way. The piano is pretty much non existent, and all the songs sound the same. The lyrics sound like they were aimed at teenage girls. Saying augustana sold out would be an understatement. There's no passion with this cd, it's like they made a cd for the record company. The days of Boston, Empty Days, Fire, and Twenty Years are long gone, and they're most likely never coming back. Expand
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. May 31, 2011
    50
    Whether they're able to find their niche and create a sound that best exemplifies those talents in the future remains to be seen. In the meantime, we'll have to cope with another unfulfilling outing from Augustana.
  2. May 27, 2011
    20
    The listener is left with a couple handfuls of mid-tempo ballads that fail to even qualify as guilty pleasures. [May 2011, p.88]
  3. May 10, 2011
    30
    Augustana sound bored and weather-beaten to death on their self-titled, and if this is how the true Augustana sounds, then it's fair to say that they're far and away past their prime and could consider calling it quits.