Last Night on Earth - Noah and the Whale
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    83
    The Last Night On Earth might leave some of Noah & The Whale's old audience behind, but the band appears to be headed in the right direction.
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    80
    Heartfelt, spirited, lyrical, moody and mostly magnificent pop rock.
  3. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    It's a near-total reinvention, and a triumph. [Apr 2011, p.98]
  4. Mar 11, 2011
    70
    Pairing dreamy synths and tight riffs, the result is confident and exhilarating.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    At times, the band appears single-minded in its determination to turn over a new rock, and the album suffers whenever Last Night on Earth focuses on presentation -- the polished production, the overdubbed handclaps -- instead of content.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    50
    Noah And The Whale would have done better to focus on the more organic sound they became quite good at than become just another forgettable crossover act.
  7. Even if it's a joke, it's a joke you don't wanna hear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 28, 2011
    10
    No it's not like their previous efforts and yes this may scare off some fans but it has some amazing lyrics and is the best albums of the year so far in my opinion. Tom Petty lives on and Charlie Fink is an excellent custodian. Expand
  2. May 1, 2011
    8
    I don't get it. At all. I should hate this. But for some reason I can't stop listening to it. It's like taking a stroll through my own childhood. I liked NATW's first album. The second I haven't given enough time but it seems too self indulgent to bother with. This is a complete departure. But it's weirdly good. I laughed openly the first time I heard it. But now I kind of crave it. Musically there's nothing new but that's part of the charm. It'll be interesting to see where Noah and the Whale go next. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2011
    8
    this is an album that grew on me overtime at first i was extremely disappointed as it went away from NatW earlier sounds but after a couple of listens it turned into a personal favorite of mine Expand