Crossing The Rubicon

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    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]
  2. 60
    Front-loaded with buzzy riffs and cutting vocals, the third studio album from this Swedish band is bracingly ambitious, clearly designed to be heard in arenas and stadiums.
  3. Ultimately, The Sounds probably won't change your world, but they sure can be fun to dance to.
  4. 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"?
  5. The Sounds, sadly, are fatally pledged to sincerity in its most ponderous and uninspired form.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 31, 2016
    7
    Crossing The Rubicon is, in my opinion, the strongest album in The Sounds' discography, being well produced and enjoyable. However, the albumCrossing The Rubicon is, in my opinion, the strongest album in The Sounds' discography, being well produced and enjoyable. However, the album does feature some weak lyrics and generic instrumentation here and there. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »