Boxer

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 293 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 293

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  1. XooX
    May 22, 2007
    0
    This band, and album, sucks.
  2. CalvinD.
    Jun 4, 2008
    3
    no bad songs on this one, but in a whole, it's just very boring. some people may refer to this as "cohesive"...every song's structure is the same, and since they're alway building up on one single line, it's time to hit the forward button after 2.5 minutes into each song. mistaken for strangers is a good example of how good a song can start and how boring it can no bad songs on this one, but in a whole, it's just very boring. some people may refer to this as "cohesive"...every song's structure is the same, and since they're alway building up on one single line, it's time to hit the forward button after 2.5 minutes into each song. mistaken for strangers is a good example of how good a song can start and how boring it can become. the drumming is to loud the whole record through too. Expand
  3. TrekD
    May 23, 2007
    3
    A huge crushing dissapointment after the amazing "Alligator" LP.
  4. Blake
    May 23, 2007
    0
    Very overated.
  5. DamienD
    May 23, 2007
    2
    Not my cup of tea. There aren't really any memorable songs. Too bad cause I really wanted to like this album.
  6. marcopolo
    Jun 14, 2007
    0
    a piece of s##t ...
  7. Epic
    Jul 26, 2007
    0
    A lackluster effort especially after there last two albums. A huge borefest throughout.
  8. Epic
    Jul 26, 2007
    0
    A lackluster effort especially after there last two albums. A huge borefest throughout.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The National hews too closely to established formula on "Boxer," content to revisit previously explored territory without expanding its sound.
  2. Here, most gestures remain a bit too consciously panoramic—elegant enough for comfort but often not chancy enough to be breathtaking.
  3. A patchy, flawed effort.