Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    60
    To write off Just to Feel Anything as a misfire would be a mistake, it's full of highlights and tiny moments of golden perfection which will help it find a home in the hearts of fans and critics alike. It's just that a glossy patina makes them hard to discern.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    59
    Rather than dismiss Just to Feel Anything as a mistake, perhaps it's better to think of it as a mixed detour, one that some of the band's followers might in fact welcome.
  3. Nov 5, 2012
    50
    The first four tracks are surprisingly limp-leaved, pastel-shaded electro-synth in a decidedly retro vein. From then on, it gets better. [Dec 2012, p.71]
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    50
    Just to Feel Anything never quite seems to justify itself in the way that Does it Look Like I'm Here did, to compel you to pay attention in spite of its apparent familiarity, by whatever method. And as a result, it just feels like a lot of wasted energy.
  5. Nov 5, 2012
    50
    It's always interesting to hear artists develop, but one can't help but question the conviction here.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    5
    I've been a huge fan of Emeralds and all their solo projects, and although one might squint to see the merits that were intended to be there,I've been a huge fan of Emeralds and all their solo projects, and although one might squint to see the merits that were intended to be there, both at each moment and taken as a whole there is no depth to be found here. God, what were they thinking with the drum machine. Full Review »