Open Your Heart

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 19, 2012
    60
    A more tasteful affair [than Leave Home], tapping into the 1980s underground's collegiate, powerpop end... plus straight-ahead rock-n-roll holler. [May 2012, p.82]
  2. Apr 18, 2012
    60
    This album is worth a listen. It's too watered down to stand the test of time, but right now, it hits the spot.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 31, 2012
    7
    The ten songs contained on the Album - "Open Your Heart" of The Men formation are pure rock compositions - energetic, melodic and loud. TheThe ten songs contained on the Album - "Open Your Heart" of The Men formation are pure rock compositions - energetic, melodic and loud. The band draws from such genres as for ex. punk "Animal", "Open Your Heart", or indie rock "Candy", "Oscillation". Very solid proposal. Full Review »
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    9
    Breath of sweaty, gritty rock n roll air! While these guys aren't reinventing rock and they aren't saviours, this is a great rock record. ForBreath of sweaty, gritty rock n roll air! While these guys aren't reinventing rock and they aren't saviours, this is a great rock record. For those like myself approaching 40, I've become jaded with hyped reviews and subpar bands. I think what makes this record so refreshing is that while you can hear classic influences such as Sonic Youth, The Stooges, Dinosaur Jr., Stiff Little Fingers, and the Replacements, they never seem to completely ape these bands. They just crank out honest rock and roll filled with a diverse array of buzzsaw riffs, squalling solos, but also bits of melody and building. Full Review »
  3. j30
    Mar 20, 2012
    9
    The unpredictable Open Your Heart by The Men shows the band's range without going off track too much, it's enthralling to listen to. TheThe unpredictable Open Your Heart by The Men shows the band's range without going off track too much, it's enthralling to listen to. The opening track sounds like it could be a Foo Fighters track, but then the album veers into progressive, instrumental bliss. Full Review »