Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Mar 8, 2012
    50
    Softening their sound hasn't led to more fans, but to a blander, weaker and unsatisfying sound.
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    58
    More color-by-numbers post punk that uses too many grays and not enough pure blacks.
  3. Uncut
    Feb 3, 2012
    60
    Other tracks hide catchier tunes amid the quagmire of guitar. [Mar 2012, p.79]
  4. Under The Radar
    Feb 3, 2012
    60
    As APTBS refine what they do, they stir in more noise, along with stylistic drifts into the space-rock and noise-rock arenas. [#39, p.73]
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Cosmic-punk "It'll Be Alright", a perfect combination of noise and melodic indie rock in "Onwards To The Wall", stadium-sounding "So Far Away"Cosmic-punk "It'll Be Alright", a perfect combination of noise and melodic indie rock in "Onwards To The Wall", stadium-sounding "So Far Away" with distinctive choirs and two psychedelic songs: "I Lost You" and "Drill It Up" are components of A Place to Bury Strangers - "Onwards to the Wall" EP. Good one. Full Review »
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    6
    Coming from someone that's been a fan since their first album, I was a bit disappointed with this release. I just felt it was ok. There are aComing from someone that's been a fan since their first album, I was a bit disappointed with this release. I just felt it was ok. There are a few gems here and there. But none of the tracks can live up to the magic that is 'Exploding Head' and 'A Place to Bury Strangers'. Full Review »