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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37

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  1. James
    Oct 20, 2007
    6
    "Chase this light" is a step down for JEW. To sum it up: they lack the verbal intensity, loud sound and syrupy guitars of Static Prevails and Clarity. Now they're pretty much aiming for radio play and forgettable tracks that'll cut right into TV episodes. C'mon guys, let's have some effort. Still, "Let it happen" and "Gotta be somebody's blues" show they have it "Chase this light" is a step down for JEW. To sum it up: they lack the verbal intensity, loud sound and syrupy guitars of Static Prevails and Clarity. Now they're pretty much aiming for radio play and forgettable tracks that'll cut right into TV episodes. C'mon guys, let's have some effort. Still, "Let it happen" and "Gotta be somebody's blues" show they have it deep down. Expand
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Thanks to singer Jim Adkins's bottomless well of high-flying choruses (not to mention the general shittiness of current affairs), the formula still delivers.
  2. Jimmy Eat World go to great lengths to recapture the anthemic thrills of "Clarity"--and give or take a few bouts of brooding cynicism, they’ve succeeded.
  3. After nearly seven years, to churn out an album with three highlights and eight overblown odes (among them, 'Here It Goes,' 'Carry You,' and the forced empowerment of the title track) is disappointing.