R.E.V.O. - Walk Off the Earth
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    80
    The songs work best individually, though, and the tune Gang Of Rhythm is admittedly stronger when paired with visuals.
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    80
    A confident, delightfully quirky, and endlessly inventive band having fun and delivering a kind of lightly experimental sunshine pop for the 21st century, complete with huge choruses, xylophones and trinkets, maverick rhythms, and a charming, fun spirit of adventure.
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    80
    Always harmonious and sometimes frantic, the songs on R.E.V.O. have an uplifting feel--perfect for a band who encourage people to listen to the music and forget their problems.
  4. Mar 28, 2013
    50
    Their debut feels equally crowdsourced for maximum popularity, but fractures under its many moods.
  5. Mar 28, 2013
    40
    Walk Off the Earth sound too derivative for their own good and the few spots of light here and there (“Speeches” which carries a surprisingly good horn section and “Summer Vibe” which, while as generic a summer reggae song as you could imagine, is the one moment where the band sound relaxed) aren’t enough to save the album from mediocrity.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 26, 2014
    7
    If you have never seen Walk Off The Earth live, you need to fix that. They are the liveliest, most energetic, and probably most talented live band I've ever seen. Needless to say, I was really excited for this album, and when I finally got to listen to it, I was more than a little disappointed. Walk Off The Earth cut its teeth making creative music videos and imaginative covers of famous songs, and this tendency towards the 'single' format is evident. This is not so much an album as it is a collection of songs (albeit mostly very good songs) thrown together for the purpose of selling an album. I especially did not like the inclusion of "Somebody That I Used to Know". However, they are unbelievable musicians and very talented writers/composers. Listen to this album as if your iPod were on shuffle.

    Favorite song: "Sometimes", with its changing cadences and alternation between Gianni's raspy raps and Sarah's crystal-clear bridge.
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