Free

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. May 6, 2011
    9
    On first listen this album Free by Twin Atlantic clicked with me. It gives the right amount of passion mixed with distortion which I groove to. This band presents a good straight take on the current world environment with a European flavor that comes across great. I like it......you should check them out!!
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    9
    Before I start, I would just like to say that Twin Atlantic are one of my more favoured bands, so this may be a tad bias. However, 'Free' has it's flaws. The album starts with a kick in the form of 'Edit Me'; a great tune with a seriously nice vibe, good vocals and a catchy chorus. Progressing through the album the songs start to get better and better, differing between upbeat,Before I start, I would just like to say that Twin Atlantic are one of my more favoured bands, so this may be a tad bias. However, 'Free' has it's flaws. The album starts with a kick in the form of 'Edit Me'; a great tune with a seriously nice vibe, good vocals and a catchy chorus. Progressing through the album the songs start to get better and better, differing between upbeat, guitar-influenced material to the slower and soulful tracks such as 'Yes, I Was Drunk' and 'We Want Better Man'. Obviously, the title track 'Free' (99 on the UK singles chart) is really the heart and soul of the album, but the fourth single released from the album is, I feel, the more all around instrument-based song and much better in the essence of lyrics; 'Make a Beast of Myself'.
    Now, here is what I think the flaw is; the instrumental 'Serious Underground Dance Vibes'. It is not necessary to the flow of the album, and when I play it on my iPod, I get the urge to skip straight past it. The worst part is, I know its coming. Nevertheless, 'Free' is a great debut full album leading on from their EP 'Vivarium' and is definitely well worth the money your local retailer is pricing it at.
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Q Magazine
    May 31, 2011
    60
    It's early days yet, but right now Twin Atlantic are doing nothing wrong and much that is right--their future looks bright indeed. [Jun 2011, p.124]
  2. May 17, 2011
    40
    Free is just too derivative to make the impact the band appear to crave.
  3. Kerrang!
    May 13, 2011
    80
    It's a record so strong that it's hard to single out standout tracks, and even harder to locate points of weakness, and by anyone's standards this is one hell of an achievement. [30 Apr 2011, p.50]