On A Wire

  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: May 14, 2002
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. On a Wire has that glossy veneer that only happens with the help of a good decisive manager, a fast-talking label guy with All The Answers, and that bloodthirsty, all-encompassing desire for yet another Big Tour.
  2. So, yes, these songs have melodies and choruses, but they are so trite and played-out that even the fifteen-year-olds that this is written for will smell something fishy in their neatly packaged emotional escapism.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    7
    Get Up Kids have gone soft on our asses, with mixed results.
  2. Ian
    Apr 16, 2006
    0
    go buy one of their other albums, even their last rocks harder than this.
  3. JonathanH
    Jan 24, 2006
    8
    an amazing album from amazing bands. nothing they've done before or since stands up to this album. great song writing, great an amazing album from amazing bands. nothing they've done before or since stands up to this album. great song writing, great proformance, and great choosing of a producer (scott litt). it sounds new, elcectic, and thoughful while not loosing the whisicle and fun bounciness that the get up kids are known for... now if only the guilt was half this good. darn you bad reviews!!! Full Review »