Love Drunk - Boys Like Girls

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. This is a much better record than their debut--and that in itself is an impressive feat.
  2. All this new-Benz shininess would get annoying if it weren't for the sugar-shot melodies.
  3. They've broken out of the pop-punk underground not by illuminating the dark corners of young-person romance but by crafting songs that make the rituals of teenhood feel like scenes in a Zac Efron movie.
  4. If Love Drunk's overall enthusiasm and high-energy pop doesn't win over even the snarkiest of reviewers after a few listens, then they probably don't have a heart. Everyone else will love it anyway. Pop-rock like this is popular for a reason.
  5. Its self-titled debut was pop-emo at its dimmest, but Love Drunk is, in places, a pleasant improvement, with the band’s brattier instincts tamped down.
  6. When it's not ripping off Panic, Love Drunk seems to be catering to other mainstream audiences and the hipster crowd.... But once you get past all that, you'll find a few solid pop-rock tunes here.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 8, 2010
    I loved their first album and eagerly anticipated this one- Severe disappointment. So overproduced and polished, it's just too fake. Go download Hero-Heroine and you'll hear the real BLG, not this plastic version of them Full Review »