Everything To Everyone - Barenaked Ladies
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  • Summary: The witty Canadian band with a devoted fanbase is back with their first album since the poorly-received 'Maroon.' Ron Aniello (Guster, Lifehouse) produces.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. It's the earnest attempts... that linger beyond a knowing snicker. [24 Oct 2003, p.106]
  2. When all is said and done, Everything to Everyone manages to be good for many.
  3. To be sure, Everything to Everyone certainly packs in the humorous moments that were largely lacking from the group's last album, 2000's Maroon. But it also shows principal songwriters Steven Page and Ed Robertson reflecting on weightier topics related to the band's double-edged popularity.
  4. There's good music here, sure, and it's not a boring or painful listen, but nothing really stands out.
  5. 40
    The record feels uneven, as the oscillation between frivolous and serious makes both less convincing. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  6. Their rhythms jump all over the place and their vocals are so determined to land that punchline that it all ends up sounding like one smarmy mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. RandallR.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    The DVD version gets a 10. The surround sound version sounds great (although you need a DVD-Audio player), but the real treat is the entire The DVD version gets a 10. The surround sound version sounds great (although you need a DVD-Audio player), but the real treat is the entire album performed live with acoustic instruments. The acoustic version better and more honest than the CD version. Expand
  2. MichaelE
    Dec 8, 2003
    10
    So much to listen to here, and what really stands out are the words...so universal.
  3. jenniferw
    Jul 2, 2004
    10
    These guys are the antidote for a music industry that takes themselves entirely too seriously.
  4. DougT
    Oct 31, 2003
    9
    A great CD. Right up there with Stunt a one of my favorites.
  5. JeffH
    Dec 11, 2003
    9
    Excellent!!!!!!!! Just saw them live at the Uptown Theatre in KC. Almost 3 hours. They played every song on this CD. Very upbeat. Great live Excellent!!!!!!!! Just saw them live at the Uptown Theatre in KC. Almost 3 hours. They played every song on this CD. Very upbeat. Great live performers. The CD is solid; very typical of what the diehard BNL fans were hoping for....... Expand
  6. WedgeA
    Nov 4, 2003
    8
    The more I listen to it the better it gets. War on Drugs is a classic Steve Page tune along the lines of What a Good Boy and Break Your The more I listen to it the better it gets. War on Drugs is a classic Steve Page tune along the lines of What a Good Boy and Break Your Heart. Shopping may leave you scratching your head, but it is a pretty good rip on the post September 11th state of mind - instead of buying war bonds or enlisting, we were encouraged to go out and shop to help the economy. More slickly produced than any other BNL album, E2E utilizes Kevin Hearns talents far more than Maroon, without overshadowing the guts of the band, which is the fantastic rythym combo of Tyler Stewart (drums) and Jim Creeggan (bass). Jim really gets to go to town on "Second Best". Ed's voice just keeps sounding better to me, and while Steve does not seem to push himself vocally as in previous efforts, he continues to have one of the greatest voices in pop. So forget the inane "Another Postcard" and try out E2E. Expand
  7. BoredNakedLadeeez
    Nov 17, 2003
    2
    Hot damn, this is dull. Butter-knife-in-my-great-grandma's-attic dull. Skipping-rock dull. Makes-Kenny-G-hot-by-comparison-dull. Hot damn, this is dull. Butter-knife-in-my-great-grandma's-attic dull. Skipping-rock dull. Makes-Kenny-G-hot-by-comparison-dull. Capiche? Pinch me, anything to get me out of my BNL-induced nightmare. Expand

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