New Again

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 50
    Frontman Adam Lazzara's temper tantrums sound more sore- than full-throated, but they still freeze blood for short stretches, while the revolving choruses are as enormous and polished as Boeings.
  2. The song's arena-ready polish extends throughout New Again, but it doesn't stave off the forced melodrama of songs like the angsty 'Lonely, Lonely.'
  3. Emo pin-ups milk last moments of glory
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 26, 2013
    8
    Often considered as the album that killed Taking Back Sunday, is the most underrated album under the band's belt. The previous release,Often considered as the album that killed Taking Back Sunday, is the most underrated album under the band's belt. The previous release, "Louder Now", was a strong but weak at times effort to follow up on a great album ("Where You Want To Be"). If I could've had it my way, this should've been the album that followed it up. "New Again" shows sorrow and pain in the largest of things, whether it be God or relationships, and nails it. Tracks like "New Again", "Swing", or "Carpathia" show a deeper side to Lazzara's writing more than "Louder Now" ever did. The standout track on this album is definitely "Everything Must Go", building up to a Appleseed Cast-esq post rock epic chorus in spite of divorce. "New Again" definitely doesn't get a lot of time in the spotlight enough, considering it may be one of the best Taking Back Sunday albums to date. Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2012
    4
    Apart from the truly great 'Sink into Me' and 'Everything Must Go', Taking Back Sunday's 4th outing sounds like slight deja vu- a stepApart from the truly great 'Sink into Me' and 'Everything Must Go', Taking Back Sunday's 4th outing sounds like slight deja vu- a step backwards to what made their first two releases ok, but ultimately better than the dross of Louder Now. Either way this is not going to make fans from first time listeners. Full Review »
  3. EuanM.
    Jul 10, 2009
    9
    Its nice to see a bit of passion back in the TBS camp. I felt that Louder Now was a difficult third album for the band and it came across Its nice to see a bit of passion back in the TBS camp. I felt that Louder Now was a difficult third album for the band and it came across quite clinical and distant, was fairly disappointed after being a huge fan of Tell All Your Friends and Where You Want To Be. This album has kicked back into gear and Adam has certainly improved lyricly. Thumbs up TBS, good to have you back! (though with another different line-up). Also as a footnote its nice that this album doesn't have a pace stopping acoustic track, even the slightly more ballad like tune at least has some distorded guitar in there. Full Review »