Burn The Maps

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2005
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Burn The Maps' muted vibe demands that you turn down the lights, fire up the candles and listen hard. [Mar 2005, p.132]
  2. While nearly any song on Burn the Maps works effectively, the album as a whole can't quite maintain its momentum with such structural repetition.
  3. When it's good, it's great.... However, when it's bad, it borders on boring. [#9]
  4. These Irishmen have a way of merging lush Celtic melancholy with inspired Morse-code guitar noise... Alas, they also have a way with misogyny. [4 Feb 2005, p.135]
  5. Burn the Maps often sounds like simplicity transformed into bloat in an attempt to sound interesting.
  6. 40
    Once a means to subvert pop/rock formula, the band's abruptly shifting dynamics have themselves become formulaic. [#67, p.97]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Jan 4, 2012
    7
    As an album not bad, but as a follow up to For The Birds very disappointing. It does have some great moments but too many weak ones, somethingAs an album not bad, but as a follow up to For The Birds very disappointing. It does have some great moments but too many weak ones, something that could never have been said of the bands previous 3 albums Full Review »
  2. KathleenM.
    Jan 23, 2008
    9
    Excellent, damn near 10.
  3. Hein
    May 3, 2006
    10
    Very Good!