Big Bad World

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Big Bad World also features some cranked-guitar rockers seemingly designed to prove the band hasn't gone (totally) soft, but even those ring with echoes of 'Delilah'
  2. Big Bad World is a tidy, enjoyable release, and the Plain White T's deserve points for remaining grounded after a meteoric year.
  3. Doo-wop-inspired harmonies lend a barbershop charm to the Chicago quintet's earnest and energetic pop-punk sound, though the retro styling of World occasionally comes off as more tired than inspired.
  4. 60
    Where past albums documented a litany of bummers, cascading melodies now airbrush moments of depression or kinkiness--even the horny groupie of 'Natural Disaster' sounds like a girl you could take home to Mom. Higgenson’s new outlook is surprising.
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    Plain White T's are ultimately as bland and banal as the clothing they take their name from. [Dec 2008, p.133]
  6. This time around, it's all saccharine pop and desperate ballads.
  7. One can’t help but be at least slightly impressed at the precocious skill with which these polished musicians craft songs so completely shiny and empty.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Es un buen album con un ritmo nuevo y revolucionario cuesta aceptarlo pero es un album bueno, con un tiempo lento muy soul pero no es muy divertido para escuchar es un album aburrido y monotono al mismo tiempo pero las letras y ritmos son buenos, le puedo decir que otro estupido album acerca de lo mismo Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    8
    WE got a classic in our hands espicially with the hit 1,2,3,4. Great album it's actually my favorite album from plain white t's. It's a shameWE got a classic in our hands espicially with the hit 1,2,3,4. Great album it's actually my favorite album from plain white t's. It's a shame that there not as big as they were in 2007-2008 Full Review »
  3. JosephC
    Jul 27, 2009
    9
    Their best album to date. Beautiful melodies and harmonies. Catchy. Great Sound. 1,2,3 4, Sunlight, I Really Want You, and Meet Me In Their best album to date. Beautiful melodies and harmonies. Catchy. Great Sound. 1,2,3 4, Sunlight, I Really Want You, and Meet Me In California will be sure to make you smile. Full Review »