Picture Show - Neon Trees
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Picture Show may not have as much mainstream appeal as a song like "Animals", but it definitely shows a band honed in on creating enjoyable, addicting tracks that seem fresh without losing the hint of the past this album seems thankfully unable to shake.
  2. Apr 17, 2012
    80
    Picture Show should end up as one the year's most tuneful rock releases.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    Two years later, Picture Show proves that the band's flair for writing almost aggravatingly catchy songs is as strong as ever.
  4. May 8, 2012
    60
    They still favor mannered Anglophile synth pop that has somehow retained its "alternative" branding three decades after the Eighties.
  5. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    Ultimately, the album's main fault is its resolute consistency, namely the fact that things basically run on one speed, and it gets repetitive quickly.
  6. 58
    Picture Show's mixed bag of angular post-punk, moody synths, and blasts of mainstream rock (see ''Everybody Talks'') doesn't quite have the wit, charm, or cool of its aughties touchstones.
  7. Apr 16, 2012
    40
    The album feels artistically rudderless.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    6
    Full review can be found at Manik Music http://www.manikmusic.net/reviews/neon-trees-picture-show/

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  2. HMW
    Apr 19, 2012
    10
    This album is awesome! The best songs are Everybody Talks, Trust, Mad Love, and Weekend. All the other songs rock as well. Also so happy theyThis album is awesome! The best songs are Everybody Talks, Trust, Mad Love, and Weekend. All the other songs rock as well. Also so happy they have 11 songs instead of 8 like their last album, lets people listen to them more! Full Review »