Bad Blood

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2013
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 100
  2. Negative: 13 out of 100

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  1. Jan 13, 2015
    4
    It's a shame that talented musicians (as we can clearly see throughout songs) are wasted and trapped into flat and monotonous structures, boring and annoying melodies and, wholly, a mediocre repertoire. I didn't decide yet whether the worst part of Bad Blood is Dan Smith's voice and tone or the cheesy and ridiculous lyrics; what I do know is that this album feels unconvincing, artificial,It's a shame that talented musicians (as we can clearly see throughout songs) are wasted and trapped into flat and monotonous structures, boring and annoying melodies and, wholly, a mediocre repertoire. I didn't decide yet whether the worst part of Bad Blood is Dan Smith's voice and tone or the cheesy and ridiculous lyrics; what I do know is that this album feels unconvincing, artificial, common and, most of all, dishonest. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    5
    It´s a nicely produced, predictable and somewhat tame collection of standard indie-pop-songs. The songs all work well in their own place, but in the end it feels like all of these songs could be radio smash hits, written and performed in the exact same way by any other indie-band. In other words; the songs work well on their own but are ultimately too weak to form an entire album. TheyIt´s a nicely produced, predictable and somewhat tame collection of standard indie-pop-songs. The songs all work well in their own place, but in the end it feels like all of these songs could be radio smash hits, written and performed in the exact same way by any other indie-band. In other words; the songs work well on their own but are ultimately too weak to form an entire album. They wear out after a few listenings... Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2013
    5
    thought this was just ok.Sounds quite poppy really,not thAT is a bad thing. Just wasn't too impressed with the lyrics. I must admit i am a stickler for lyrics. overall i give it 5
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. For everything Smith lacks in wordsmithing, his bandmates make up for in straight up dramatic songwriting.
  2. 50
    There’s nothing inherently wrong with this too-many-feelings, heart-on-your-sleeve approach; it’s just that, played out over the course of an entire album (or on the airwaves, over the course of several years), the whole thing starts to feel a bit contrived.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    40
    Lyrics are corny and sometimes funny.