Origin Vol. 1 - The Soundtrack of Our Lives
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  • Summary: The fourth album (and second released domestically) for the classic rock-influenced Swedish sextet is the first in a planned series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 90
    Breathtaking moments, brilliant tunes, and Breakdown, a genuinely Beatles-league pop hit. [Nov 2004, p.114]
  2. Ultimately, Origin, Vol. 1 is a look back through the past -- musically, personally, poetically, and culturally -- as a way of moving toward the future, celebrating its influence and shaking free of its baggage.
  3. Sadly, though, there's just not enough forward thinking on 'Origin 1' to give TSOOL the ammunition for a second attempted coup of the rock revolution. [23 Oct 2004, p.51]
  4. I doubt that anybody who found enjoyment in Behind The Music will be able to outright hate Origin Volume 1 because it’s about as similar to its predecessor as a follow-up record can be.
  5. 60
    Despite its epic ambitions, this is a more streamlined, less colorful statement than TSOOL's 2001 Behind The Music, and only occasionally attains earth-moving power. [Apr 2005, p.125]
  6. Solid and diverse if slightly lacking the gorgeous full- bodied melodies of its predecessor.
  7. Origin is a saccharin mouthful of bloated riffs, burdensome lyrical clichés, and second-rate studio trickery -- songs that lurch rather than rock. In other words, it’s Oasis at their best or the Doves at their absolute worst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7