Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Rolling Stone
    The Caesars adopt a bombastic, arena-friendly brand of Sixties revivalism recalling that of... The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Fortunately, the Caesars are good at it. [5 May 2005, p.74]
  2. Urb
    You love your iPod, so you'll like this album, at least the Bowie-esque parts. [May 2005, p.92]
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    The generous would suggest this is the album Oasis should be trying to make; the cynical that it's a collection the Inspiral Carpets did make over a decade ago. [7 May 2005, p.66]
  4. Mojo
    It isn't until the latter half of the album... that they find their own voice, and one that delivers deliciously sugary powerpop. [Aug 2005, p.102]
  5. By the halfway point, it becomes too easy to zone out and for the music to fade into the background.
  6. Ultimately, it's a flimsy album; though it's pleasant enough as background music, upon closer listening it falls apart.
  7. The band sounds tentative, afraid to step on any toes and too eager to please everyone, shortchanging themselves in the process.
  8. Paper Tigers is one or two decent singles surrounded by a bunch of mediocre-or-worse filler.
  9. The songs on Paper Tigers are waifish, white-bread, cliché-based ditties that deserve to have every nonexistent nuance carelessly overlooked, the listener satisfied in knowing that those unexplored depths remain uncharted simply because they contain abysses of nothing.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. DavidB
    Oct 5, 2006
    I am probably the only person on Earth that loves this album as much as that, but it grows on me. The more I listen to it, the more I love I am probably the only person on Earth that loves this album as much as that, but it grows on me. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. I have had this album for over than a year now and everytime I listen to it I love it more and more. The best song is definitely The Winter Song, it makes me sad evrytime, especially since winter is coming now in my part of the world. Every song has its own identity, and they all rock. A solid ten because I love this album, really. It will stay in my top ten favorite albus of all time in my heart, that's for sure. Full Review »
  2. omerh
    Nov 10, 2005
    the most humiliating thing an artist can do. it's the last scream before total death. maybe american idol would take her for auditons
  3. Cody
    Jul 14, 2005
    while there were songs on this album that would be considered filler, for the most part this album has much depth and a good catchy retro rock sound