User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41

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  1. raVen
    Dec 7, 2003
    6
    I remember how cool "Semi-charmed Life" was when it came out. When I finally got my hands on the disc, it was like finding buried treasure. And I remember how relieved I was that "Blue" was a more than worthy successor, despite the higher profile. That album had direction, and some great hooks. When I heard "Blinded," I couldn't wait to pick up this album. As it turns out, "Blinded" I remember how cool "Semi-charmed Life" was when it came out. When I finally got my hands on the disc, it was like finding buried treasure. And I remember how relieved I was that "Blue" was a more than worthy successor, despite the higher profile. That album had direction, and some great hooks. When I heard "Blinded," I couldn't wait to pick up this album. As it turns out, "Blinded" is one of just three really good songs on "Out of the Vein." (Hint: This is not a three-song album) They seem like leftovers from the first two, thrown into a pile of other stuff that I really don't know what to make of. Bit of a shame. Expand
  2. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    6
    If you download these songs individually you won't understand the bad rep this CD has been getting. Purchase the CD and listen to it as a whole and then you'll understand why. Great tracks individually, but when played together it just doesn't piece together as a whole and ends up being Third Eye Blind's weakest effort to date.
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. A semi-charming collection of catchy hooks, decent pop rock and just enough shades of darkness to keep you interested.
  2. Blender
    40
    The group's lite grooves, awful raps and wide-screen choruses are beginning to sound desperate. [#17, p.144]
  3. Too much of... Out of the Vein struggles to scratch its way into your memory banks, hobbled by its own melodic shortcomings.