Howl

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54

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  1. MarkA
    Oct 28, 2005
    2
    Utterly disappointed. The first record is amazing, and the second isnt bad at all, but this 'new direction' is appaling.
  2. Steve
    Sep 19, 2005
    2
    Very, very dissapointing from what used to be a solid band. First two albums unbelievable. Howl took a definite turn for the worse.
  3. phaid
    Sep 13, 2005
    0
    Loved their first album. Was o.k. with their second. But this mess? This second rate black crowes album? Why? Why? Why? Do they even know who they are. A flat out mess.
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. Howl indulges the band's heretofore-dormant interest in country, gospel, and Delta blues, in an exercise that sounds about as exercise-y as music gets.
  2. Rolling Stone
    60
    The songwriting on mellower numbers like "Promise" isn't as finely crafted as the expansive sound. [25 Aug 2005, p.99]
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    This is a record of towering acoustic-based songwriting. [Sep 2005, p.114]