Fragile Future

  • Record Label: Victory
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2008
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17

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  1. brandonpinkham
    Aug 10, 2008
    4
    quite a let down after there other cd's. don't get your hopes up and you might not be totally dissapointed.
  2. May 31, 2011
    5
    Fragile Future lacks originality, and while the pop-punk twist on the band's genre is welcoming, Woodruff's vocals are cheesier than ever whilst the lyrical content is even cheesier. One of the standout tracks is one of the sweetest: "Four Become One", a ballad dedicated to the band's former unclean vocalist, Casey Calvert, who died from an overdose just a year before Fragile Future'sFragile Future lacks originality, and while the pop-punk twist on the band's genre is welcoming, Woodruff's vocals are cheesier than ever whilst the lyrical content is even cheesier. One of the standout tracks is one of the sweetest: "Four Become One", a ballad dedicated to the band's former unclean vocalist, Casey Calvert, who died from an overdose just a year before Fragile Future's release. One of the downfalls is the album's lead single, "Rescue Me", which merely sounds like a rewritten "Saying Sorry", but it's rhyming scheme less impressive. Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. It's a familiar mix of music, to be sure, but Fragile Future also sounds more valid than other emo albums, even if its hooks aren't quite as muscular as those on the band's previous disc.
  2. Alternative Press
    70
    As with prior releaes, Woodruff's lyrics can be hokey, but his Midwestern earnestness makes it easy to let it slide. [Sep 2008, p.158]
  3. Emo fans will be satisfied; dabblers will have their assumptions about the genre confirmed.