Long Road Out Of Eden

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. For better or worse, it's the most predictable album of the year.
  2. 40
    The best songs here are the least ambitious: love laments that coleader Glenn Frey and bassist Timothy B. Schmit both sing the hell out of.
  3. They're proving that they're still commercially relevant, but the calculated, tepid Long Road Out of Eden isn't likely to influence another generation of musicians.
  4. Fitting that the Eagles' first studio gathering since 1979's The Long Run should be a Wal-Mart exclusive, since the entire 2-CD affair is a generic sprawl aimed for the largest (read: lowest) common denominator.
  5. Mojo
    40
    There are some very bad lyrics on this album. [Dec 2007, p.99]
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    Eagles may be victims of a world in which their signature sound has been distilled into oblivion. [Dec 2007, p.110]
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 53
  2. Negative: 14 out of 53
  1. Oct 11, 2010
    7
    The album starts off very strong, with 6 "quality songs" in the first 10 songs. However, disc 2 was terrible. Out of the 9 songs on disc 2,The album starts off very strong, with 6 "quality songs" in the first 10 songs. However, disc 2 was terrible. Out of the 9 songs on disc 2, none of them were a "quality song". In my mind, a quality song is a song that is worth listening to. My rating for this album would be much lower had the first disc not been so good. The songs I recommend listening to are: 2. How Long
    3. Busy Being Fabulous
    5. Guilty of the Crime
    6. I Don't Want to Hear Any More
    9. Fast Company
    10. Do Something
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  2. ClayK
    Sep 21, 2009
    8
    Randy Meisner (Take It To The Limit), Bernie Leadon (Earlybird, Train Leaves Here This Morning) and Don Felder (Hotel California) were also Randy Meisner (Take It To The Limit), Bernie Leadon (Earlybird, Train Leaves Here This Morning) and Don Felder (Hotel California) were also Eagles and I hope someday they will play together again for us. I'll be buying the CD after listening on YouTube, will cruise with it. Full Review »
  3. MartinD.
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    A fantastic double CD that warrants and rewards frequent playing. As good as anything they did 30+ years ago.