Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    100
    With Open Your Heart, The Men have taken that breath. And it's only made their hearts beat faster.
  2. 90
    With amps that are allowed to breathe with static and reverb, drums that clatter against a harsh delivery and with vocals that are unhinged and undeterred, the 'raw' adjective is a fitting superlative.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    90
    Open Your Heart improves the band's focus even as it widens its range, ditching the harrowing, hacking-death-cough stuff and reaching for something more.
  4. Mar 7, 2012
    90
    I don't think it would be a stretch to say The Men were picking up where The Replacements left off.
  5. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    A phenomenal record by a band at a creative peak that's as fully realized and as utterly terrific as the myriad other peaks they've hit during their brief but already illustrious career.
  6. Open Your Heart is incredibly intricate and technically masterful.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    88
    One of the more interesting rock albums in recent memory.
  8. Mar 13, 2012
    85
    It is a bright and rousing thing.
  9. Mar 5, 2012
    85
    Open Your Heart is smartly sequenced to metabolize genre and morph like a masterful DJ mix, subtly rationing out its true peaks even while seemingly going full-throttle throughout.
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. 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. 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. The opening track sounds like it could be a Foo Fighters track, but then the album veers into progressive, instrumental bliss. Full Review »