Crossing The Rubicon

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  • Summary: The third album for the Swedish five-piece rock group.
Score distribution:
  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. 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]
  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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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
  2. 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. Collapse