Daisy - Brand New

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Recovering emos Brand New have taken doing things their own way to the point of invisibility, but their journey into the widescreen ether continues with yet another breathtakingly accomplished record.
  2. Daisy may lack the immediate accessibility of Brand New's previous efforts, but once it grows on you, good luck getting it out of your head.
  3. 80
    The sound is old-fashioned, but the fury is fresh.
  4. Brand New found a way to create a complete, effervescent album.
  5. Not so much a cohesive statement as an investigation of future stylistic destinations.
  6. 72
    Daisy demonstrates that Barnd New can remain forever sincere and massively intriguing composers. [Fall 2009, p.96]
  7. The quartet's fourth album avoids genre commonplaces with subtle shadings.
  8. It's hard for many Brand New superfans to admit, but it's entirely possible that the band simply wrote a good album this time around, not a great one.
  9. While Daisy does have its share of issues, it is by no means a bad album. The fact is that it falls beneath Brand New’s lofty standards.
  10. It’s certainly a digression from what they could easily have done, and that was something they, obviously, really needed and wanted to do. But it also feels like a regression from the promise and charm that they once exuded.
  11. Brand New may not be completely comfortable with the slow stuff, but Daisy's willingness to experiment is what makes the album so interesting, even as its furious rock songs continue to pack a punch.
  12. Brand New confronts listeners with an impressive variety of sound and fury, but, taken as individual songs or as a cohesive album, Daisy wants for the type of overarching vision that would hold the drama together. That's frustrating, but then again, this is the type of fierce and aching rock that sounds best when one is frustrated. So maybe that's the point.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    The natural progression from TDAGARIM, brilliant album structure and songs such and Vices, Sink, In a Jar and the haunting Noro make this a must buy. Best listened to as a whole the album is a Journey only tainted by the 'radio single' At The Bottom, easily the worst song on the album Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2014
    First time i heard the album i hated it! But seriously NORO got stuck in my head a long with a few other songs... It has a sound that grows on you. You notice something different each time you listen to a song! Good but has its flaws. Full Review »
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    My least favorite album by my favorite band, but I have no complaints. It takes a while to get into, especially for a long time fan of the Brand New, but once it happens, you begin to appreciate it for what it is and the progression that has made its way from the pop punk beginnings to the sprawling and even haunting hard alternative rock of the present. I'm more interested to see where the band goes from this point than I am in any other musical current event. Full Review »