Howl

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Rolling Stone
    60
    The songwriting on mellower numbers like "Promise" isn't as finely crafted as the expansive sound. [25 Aug 2005, p.99]
  2. Under The Radar
    50
    It's a generally unconvincing re-direction of their sound. [#10, p.105]
  3. Alternative Press
    40
    Disappointingly forgettable. [Nov 2005, p.218]
  4. The further they veer from the course (like the misshapen slide guitar and honking harmonica in the stupendous single "Ain’t No Easy Way"), the more memorable the sound.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. JorinR
    Nov 26, 2005
    4
    To compare this to the previous two releases is un avoidable. This is horrible on so many levels if you are expecting the sound, feel and To compare this to the previous two releases is un avoidable. This is horrible on so many levels if you are expecting the sound, feel and content of Take them on... Simply put this should have been made under the antother name. This is almost as bad as T{I}NC. Full Review »
  2. MarkL.
    May 2, 2007
    9
    This album has incredible depth. I find that when artists explore a different sound for a collection of works, people freak out. Why that is, This album has incredible depth. I find that when artists explore a different sound for a collection of works, people freak out. Why that is, i have no idea. You'd think people would marvel in their ability to cover more ground than what they've previously achieved. BRMC knows how to write songs and capture a feeling with each song. These folk rock songs are a great modernization of old sounds done BRMC style... Great album. Full Review »
  3. FrankD
    Oct 14, 2006
    9
    Excellent songwriting throughout. Devil's Waitin' would be on Cash's American Recordings VI if Rubin could milk him any Excellent songwriting throughout. Devil's Waitin' would be on Cash's American Recordings VI if Rubin could milk him any further and Ain't No Easy Way is a killer tune. Too bad they can't play their instruments, but the songwriting is awesome. Full Review »