Louder Now

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Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46

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  1. JeanaD
    Apr 27, 2006
    no where can it compare to tell all your friends. where yo uwant to be was eh. and louder now is an amazing cd. just not true to taking back sunday. i was dissapointed.
  2. MattD.
    May 2, 2006
    Aimless emo = very forgettable CD.
  3. JasonW
    Apr 26, 2006
    It's better than their last album but doesn't get close to touching tell all your friends. They still do this type of music better than most other bands in their genre.
  4. RoisinO
    Apr 28, 2006
    It took me awhile to like this album but after listening to it about ten times im starting to see the good in it. The album is slightly repeative and has the potential to be so much better however it has some quality songs like Make Dame Sure. All of TBS previous album where alot better and likable, this is just ok
  5. Mattk
    May 9, 2006
    ehhh. Not great, and certainly not too original. It lacks the power and feels more contained than the previous albums. They tend to soung like the Juliana Theory (first track) and even Dashboard (the bridge in track 5). Definitely a huge step down from their first cd, and better, but only by a little, than their second. Get someone to burn it for you, not really worth buying.
  6. JasonA
    Apr 26, 2006
    Overproduced and bland. MakeDamnSure is by far the best track. None of the other songs are particularly great either. Nothing on here is bad per say but nothing lives up to their past glories. Bring back John Nolan I say!

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Even if Louder Now brings the mosh-pit fun ready to be embraced by new and old fans alike, an attempt to push themselves further would be more than welcomed.
  2. Alternative Press
    Taking Back Sunday should be commended, not for just choosing not to rehash their older work, but for truly trying to branch out artistically--and succeeding most of the time. [May 2006, p.155]
  3. Blender
    Without a target for their ire, TBS opt for sheer emo relentlessness. [May 2006, p.111]