Born Again Revisited - Times New Viking
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Born Again Revisited is a deeply rewarding record and a worthy entry in a pretty stellar catalog.
  2. 80
    The trio have delivered thier most tuneful collection yet. [Oct 2009, p.106]
  3. For now there is enough energy and excitement in the sound and presentation to make Born Again Revisited sound just as fresh and invigorating as "Rip It Off."
  4. It’s a great record, but it’s as if the band made a pledge to skronk--a collective aesthetic noise decision.
  5. Born Again Revisited is brimming with catchy choruses, expert song craft, and a few honest-to-goodness fist-pumping anthems. And this time around, your eardrums remain intact.
  6. Times New Viking neither regress nor abandon their origins, offering instead a compromise where the harsh timbres commingle with increasingly more adept proclivities for memorable pop songs.
  7. Don't get me wrong, this isn't an Emperor's New Clothes review, just an expression of concern: there aren't enough reasons for casual listeners to come back to this.
  8. 60
    If the audio quality is a mite cleaner this time, it seems the band have made the songs a little more prickly. [Oct 2009, p.112]
  9. TNV’s latest rises above previous efforts thanks to anthemic No Time, No Hope, which might jog memories of a barely coherent Lou Reed.
  10. For an album so brazenly loud it leaves little impression; as a record supposedly about statements, it makes very few intelligibly. Most inexcusably, it lacks imagination.
  11. Avant-rockers make shameless play for the aging Generation X market.
  12. If this album were about four songs shorter, you could hear its beat better.
  13. They show that they can write sloppy songs with real hooks and something to bop along to. Something that rarely happens thereafter, unfortunately.
  14. Some of the dissonant shouts would still be rough on the ears with cleaner production, but at least it'd be possible to hear what was going on. [Fall 2009, p.67]
  15. Most bands are simply prolonging the genre’s decline by playing insensibly catchy pop under the sonic crust we’ve come to know it for. Failing either, we’re left with the dull ad nauseums of the musical record. And that, in a sentence, is Born Again Revisited.

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