David Comes To Life

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2011
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
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  1. TAE
    Dec 13, 2011
    6
    Sounds like the Arcade Fire being fronted by the Ultimate Warrior. I enjoyed the music but it doesn't match up with such angst ridden vocals. I was never a hardcore punk fan but this doesn't exactly sound like a true punk rock record being that the music is rather tame.
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    5
    Not a fan of the genre at all, to be honest. But I give this a 5 purely because I respect what this band is doing. I mean this in the most non ignorant way when I say, this album is telling a story, a concept I've heard, but I can't understand the story because I can't understand what the **** the guys saying. However, I do love the instrumentation, it's unique and is hard to find in thisNot a fan of the genre at all, to be honest. But I give this a 5 purely because I respect what this band is doing. I mean this in the most non ignorant way when I say, this album is telling a story, a concept I've heard, but I can't understand the story because I can't understand what the **** the guys saying. However, I do love the instrumentation, it's unique and is hard to find in this genre. I think what this band is doing is fresh, unique and original and I applaud them for that. I do not enjoy this kind of music in the slightest, but I respect this band for what they are trying to do. I gave this album a shot, I liked it to an extent. I just hope this band continues to make music with great inspiration and passion as they are doing so now. Expand
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 80
    The eighteen tracks and eighty minutes presented here don't hold a candle to 2008′s The Chemistry of Common Life but I truly admire the tenacity of this outfit to push on toward such a lofty venture.
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    80
    It's a true testament to the band that its windswept glory-rock stays exhilarating for nearly 80 minutes.
  3. Kerrang!
    Jun 24, 2011
    80
    Guitars buzz and chime, melodies uproot from the dirt and stand tall; the sum total being tan indefinable yet fascinating modern day rock opera that is as rewarding as it is unique. [4 Jun 2011, p.52]