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  • Summary: The third album for the Swedish five-piece rock group.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Crossing the Rubicon is the sound of a band reaching their potential as artists and it's very satisfying to see and, more importantly, to hear.
  2. 80
    This is a well-rounded album that is as artistically rich as it is sonically pleasing. The Sounds are going to be around for awhile.
  3. The serious tone is a natural progression for the Sounds but Rubicon's downfall is that it's songs don't linger much after the music stops. [Jul 2009, p.128]
  4. Ultimately, The Sounds probably won't change your world, but they sure can be fun to dance to.
  5. A few choruses stick, and 'No One Sleeps When I'm Awake' sounds like a solid Heart cover. But the rest? What's Swedish for "meh"?
  6. The Sounds, sadly, are fatally pledged to sincerity in its most ponderous and uninspired form.
  7. This is a decently crafted, moderately hooky, fairly vacuous power-pop album, and under the right light, you could do a whole lot worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Aug 26, 2012
    9
    UPDATED REVIEW!!! After originally listening to it, I didn't like it that much, but I re-listened to it and I really, really enjoyed it. In myUPDATED REVIEW!!! After originally listening to it, I didn't like it that much, but I re-listened to it and I really, really enjoyed it. In my opinion, this is The Sounds' best album and only has 1 dull songs, all the others are brilliant. Expand
  2. May 12, 2012
    7
    Crossing The Rubicon is a impressive little rock album that contains some great songs, but the only problem I have with this album is thatCrossing The Rubicon is a impressive little rock album that contains some great songs, but the only problem I have with this album is that some of the songs seem a bit corny and cheesy. But besides that, it is a great album for fans of New Wave music and The Sounds. Expand