Boys Don't Cry

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 29, 2012
    60
    It's Tesco shelf filler, it's Father's Day fodder, it's the stack of cover versions every lazy advertising executive is craving now that Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want is all played out.
  2. May 29, 2012
    60
    At times, they are smothered in tastefulness, all emotion neutralised.
  3. 60
    The homogeneity of the album's arrangements effectively denudes the individual songs of their emotional power.
  4. Aug 14, 2012
    50
    Rumer can't conjure the right twinge of dissolution for Neil Young's "A Man Needs a Maid," and her lack of urgency on "Soulsville," by Isaac Hayes, is damning. But elsewhere she slides into the premise as into a tub full of suds, communing with Townes van Zandt's "Flyin' Shoes" and Jimmy Webb's "P. F. Sloan."
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    60
    Boys Don't Cry is an unashamed stopgap. [Jun 2012, p.86]

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