Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Blender
    60
    Without a target for their ire, TBS opt for sheer emo relentlessness. [May 2006, p.111]
  2. Uncut
    60
    A somewhat humourless affair. [Jun 2006, p.115]
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    Alas, it tails off towards the end, and TBS never quite shake the feeling that other people are doing this sort of thing far more thrillingly elsewhere. [20 May 2006, p.33]
  4. That's not to say that Louder Now lacks charm--"Spin" and "Miami" excellently blend the band's acumen for punk punchiness and melody alike--but the album's numbing repetitiveness negates it.
  5. TBS's main problem is that they write precisely two kinds of songs: energetic pop rock with whiny vocals, and midtempo power rock, again with whiny vocals.
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    It's all perfectly competent, but rather generic. [Jun 2006, p.119]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. May 22, 2012
    9
    Attitude and swagger combined with ground shaking guitar riffs and distortion make this one of the greatest album's i've come across.Attitude and swagger combined with ground shaking guitar riffs and distortion make this one of the greatest album's i've come across. Everything is profound and the double vocals work amazingly!!! yoh! Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2012
    3
    Louder Now, just really doesn't work. After finally breaking into the mainstream, Taking Back Sunday begin to embody parts of Indie Rock intoLouder Now, just really doesn't work. After finally breaking into the mainstream, Taking Back Sunday begin to embody parts of Indie Rock into a sound which is not their own. Over-production is clearly the main culprit here- 'Spin' remains the only reasonable track on offer. Full Review »
  3. Katu
    Apr 2, 2007
    10
    amazing. it's been almost a year now and I still can't quit listening to it. they are my all time favorite band!! lyrics, music are amazing. it's been almost a year now and I still can't quit listening to it. they are my all time favorite band!! lyrics, music are amazing and they can put on a hell of live show! seen them twice and I'm going to keep going!! I LOVE TBS!! Full Review »