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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Britpop band includes a track ("Gravity") co-written by Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Whereas before Embrace always harboured that tendency to fuss over minutiae, to pore over every detail with such attention that betrayed self-consciousness, their fourth studio album, Out Of Nothing, finally sees them free of their own fastidiousness.
  2. Out Of Nothing is a wonderfully affecting album that is the band's best to date.
  3. Never have they turned in an effort as pretty or economical as Out of Nothing.
  4. If only Embrace gave us more of the spacey, Mercury Rev-style psychedelia of "Near Life" (sans McNamara's poorly mumbled vocals), it'd be easier to forgive their lack of imagination.
  5. 60
    Well; it could've been worse.
  6. Although these songs of attempted triumph comprise the band’s strongest material yet, they still lack the originality that will shed them of the “underrated” label they’ve worn for the last decade.
  7. A pompous, painfully tacky string of infomercial rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JonS
    Aug 14, 2005
    10
    This cd is so fabulous! It puts a smile on my face, no matter what kind of mood I am in (pouty, poopy).and by the way, yesterday at the Boyz This cd is so fabulous! It puts a smile on my face, no matter what kind of mood I am in (pouty, poopy).and by the way, yesterday at the Boyz Cellar, they played this whole CD. I must have drank 5 Zima's i was so excited :) Expand
  2. BillT
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    Uplifting Stuff
  3. JohnE
    Aug 2, 2007
    10
    Incredible music with beautiful lyrics.
  4. markt
    Aug 30, 2005
    8
    I just got this album ...but after one listen it sounds pretty good. Some very strong singles on this, notably Gravity (the song from which I I just got this album ...but after one listen it sounds pretty good. Some very strong singles on this, notably Gravity (the song from which I first heard this band and co-written by Coldplay's Chris Martin) Ashes, and Glorious Day. Expand
  5. LukeDaveyof2LincolnCottagesBrighton
    Apr 10, 2006
    7
    Soup S is an idiot - how can Embrace be a Coldplay knock-off when they came before Coldplay did? And their only song on here that sounds Soup S is an idiot - how can Embrace be a Coldplay knock-off when they came before Coldplay did? And their only song on here that sounds anything like Coldplay, Gravity, was written by Chris Martin - Of Coldplay!!! This album is very decent and there is no way you can justify giving it a bad mark on the basis that it sounds like other bands, because Embrace came before most of those other bands. Expand
  6. MightyMouse
    Sep 14, 2005
    7
    Very much in the same vein as Coldplay ... but not exactly a complete knockoff. There are some very good single potentials on this album with Very much in the same vein as Coldplay ... but not exactly a complete knockoff. There are some very good single potentials on this album with effective melodies and hooks. The one weak point is the fairly simplistic lyrics. Worth a listen atleast. Expand
  7. SoupS
    Aug 20, 2005
    0
    Just another boring Coldplay knockoff for Zima-drinking yuppies. Ripped off their name from a far better band (Ian MacKaye's hardcore Just another boring Coldplay knockoff for Zima-drinking yuppies. Ripped off their name from a far better band (Ian MacKaye's hardcore band between Minor Threat and Fugazi). No redeeming value to this band's existence whatsoever. Expand