Bring It Back - Mates of State
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The duo... have actually improved, and the album sports stronger songs, a fuller sound, more emotional weight, and an exuberant soul that spills out of the speakers like milk and cake at a kid's birthday party.
  2. The songs skirt the edge of cute, but Gardner and Hammel's forthrightness and skillful arrangement keep them from becoming too sugary.
  3. 83
    [They] spruce up their cutesy indie pop with grander melodies, gigglier choruses, and a wider variety of sounds. [Apr 2006, p.91]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Joel
    Oct 26, 2006
    10
    Wonderful album, the duo's best record to date. These songs are as catchy as they get. Its starts with one listen then you find your Wonderful album, the duo's best record to date. These songs are as catchy as they get. Its starts with one listen then you find your self repeating the album over and over. Great sing along album. Puts me in a great mood. Full Review »
  2. SamK!
    May 12, 2006
    10
    love it. Ive allways loved them. I get a little annoyed with "Like you Crazy" but, man. haha such a good album!
  3. AaronQ
    Apr 28, 2006
    8
    Still growing on me with every listen. Bigger, more instrumentation, but I miss the complexity and playfulness of the older albums. However, Still growing on me with every listen. Bigger, more instrumentation, but I miss the complexity and playfulness of the older albums. However, obviously more mature. I like it more and more with each listen. Full Review »