Birds Of Pray

  • Record Label: MCA
  • Release Date: May 20, 2003
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Q Magazine
    70
    A treat. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  2. The biggest problem with the record is that the eye is on the big picture - from how the songs fit together, to how the overall sound fits a song - that the individual moments aren't all that memorable, clearly lacking singles as forceful as those that fueled Throwing Copper and not quite as compelling as a whole as its predecessor, V.
  3. Birds of Pray just seems clueless, like a high school kid who doesn't realize that his strident need to seem interesting just makes him a joke, and not a particularly funny one at that.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    Shows that the quartet hasn't lost its knack for constructing earnestly dull songs. [23 May 2003, p.76]
  5. Birds of Pray, their sixth album, sounds a lot like the previous five.
  6. Blender
    40
    Every chorus is a rousing tribute to overstatement. [#17, p.137]
  7. Do you have any idea how dull it is listening to someone being calm and content?
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. MArtinj
    Jan 8, 2007
    0
    13 years ago 8 million America got a copy of throwing copper 13 years later only 50,000 people got a copy of their recent album
  2. DaveN
    Sep 22, 2006
    6
    Depressing how this is the same band that released the brilliant Throwing Copper. That being said, it still has enough good songs to keep Depressing how this is the same band that released the brilliant Throwing Copper. That being said, it still has enough good songs to keep Live's career going. Full Review »
  3. BrianD
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    Great songs! The music and lyrics really speak out about the world around us, and what is going on in the world today.