Baby 81

  • Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: May 1, 2007
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. A painfully disappointing artistic failure.
  2. BRMC is a big, dumb band who writes big, dumb songs.
  3. Under The Radar
    60
    Baby 81 still contains a decent collection of songs, it’s just that not only do most of them not stand out from the band’s previous work, they also pale in comparison. [#17, p.82]
  4. While this is BRMC at their best, consistency is still their biggest enemy.
  5. Paste Magazine
    50
    It's the sound of a band trying to play it both ways, and succeeding at neither. [May 2007, p.61]
  6. Baby 81's not nearly as original or as interesting as their past releases – including Howl.
  7. This "Baby…" is bloated and bursting from its nappies - and that goes for the songs as well as duration.
  8. 'Baby 81' sees a band lose focus from what made them tick in the first place.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. May 14, 2011
    9
    not as original as the debut.. somthing got lost in the shoegaze sense of the band... but not everything has to be original to be good. if thenot as original as the debut.. somthing got lost in the shoegaze sense of the band... but not everything has to be original to be good. if the songs are strong enough and the production is solid. your on the right track Full Review »
  2. AfrofromAbove1979
    Jul 27, 2007
    10
    Glorious Glorious Glorious!!! My favourite of 2007... American X: a masterpiece of 9:11 minutes... Baby 81: a masterpiece of 60:26 minutes... Glorious Glorious Glorious!!! My favourite of 2007... American X: a masterpiece of 9:11 minutes... Baby 81: a masterpiece of 60:26 minutes... BRMC: a masterpiece forever. Full Review »
  3. PaulF
    Jul 16, 2007
    10
    Wow, I thought BRMC's earlier albums were amazing - this totally blows them out of the water. Absolutely fantastic!