• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
  2. Negative: 12 out of 88

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  1. MitchB.
    Dec 9, 2007
    1
    crap. i quite liked the first album but this is unfortunately shit. and by shit i mean very big shit
  2. SamK.
    Mar 10, 2009
    0
    Tom Delonge is hardly the musical god he thinks he is. This is not a revolution, it's pure revulsion.
  3. BobDole
    Nov 14, 2007
    1
    Just as horrendous as the last Angels album, a major disappointment. Tom is right to think that a mature record can sound good, he is wrong however to think that this should be achieved with U2esque songs, this is not Tom's native style, and it clearly is shown with every forced repetitive song. Boxcar Racer and the last Blink album showed that Tom could create great mature sounding Just as horrendous as the last Angels album, a major disappointment. Tom is right to think that a mature record can sound good, he is wrong however to think that this should be achieved with U2esque songs, this is not Tom's native style, and it clearly is shown with every forced repetitive song. Boxcar Racer and the last Blink album showed that Tom could create great mature sounding music, as long as he knew what style to do it in, and moreso if he had a counterpart like Mark Hoppus to help with his direction. Expand
  4. JohnC
    Nov 14, 2007
    0
    Nothing can save this album from being a horrible mess of a work. Overwrought with ideas and themes without any coherence, Tom DeLonge should have stayed out of the music scene after the fall of Blink-182.
  5. masterson
    Nov 7, 2007
    4
    They havent improve very much... sad for tom.
  6. TobiasC.
    Jan 19, 2008
    0
    terrible, self-indulgent, ego-maniacal wanking
  7. ChuckyD.
    Jan 27, 2008
    0
    Please, somebody make him stop.
  8. RedLightMikeyW
    Nov 11, 2007
    3
    An album that will a few listens just sounds the same, the guitar work is the same, some of the lyrics are rubbish like "in the hallway like a scarecrow" (Sirens) and two instrumentals and one being a half of a song released earlier in the year the album comes far from great. Best Songs: Call to Arms, Lifeline and Sirens (even though sometimes cringible lyrics). Also look at their An album that will a few listens just sounds the same, the guitar work is the same, some of the lyrics are rubbish like "in the hallway like a scarecrow" (Sirens) and two instrumentals and one being a half of a song released earlier in the year the album comes far from great. Best Songs: Call to Arms, Lifeline and Sirens (even though sometimes cringible lyrics). Also look at their previous album which is a bit better. Expand
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. I-Empire is an easier record to like than "We Don't Need to Whisper," as it marks a very small, very tentative progression toward DeLonge realizing that he can expand his sonic and emotional horizons without abandoning the pop songcraft that remains his greatest strength
  2. I-Empire is a sweeping conceptual piece with a message as big as its sound and just a bit more enigmatic.
  3. Tom DeLonge does have talent, and maybe one day he'll make an album that deserves all his self-proclaimed hype. This, however, isn't it.