Science & Faith - The Script
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: Inspired by the social and economic climate in its hometown of Ireland, the band's newest album is a reflective and politically charged mix of power pop and rock.
  • Record Label: Epic
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 75
    Like Blunt, the Script trundle steadily down rock's middle road. Unlike him, they seem to be enjoying the ride.
  2. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    The best songs here sound as if members of toothless soft rockers like the Fray or Augustana were fixing for a bar fight, maybe even one they could win.
  3. Jan 14, 2011
    60
    Swamped by the same safe, repetitive, and unadventurous production, the majority of the ten tracks are indistinguishable from one another, making Science & Faith a solid but pedestrian and uninspiring affair.
  4. Jan 14, 2011
    60
    Those seeking the key to The Script's success will remain puzzled. [October 2010, p. 113]
  5. Mar 3, 2011
    50
    The Script have enjoyed Euro-chart success with a mix of lite rock, rap rock and Guinness-informed crooning they call Celtic soul - at once soaring, melancholic and treacly.
  6. Jan 14, 2011
    40
    Mid-tempo guitar rock prevails; so does O'Donoghue's way of raspily soaring through choruses as if his voice has broken free from its moorings.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 31, 2013
    10
    I love the script there so talented love all there albums especially this one
  2. Mar 17, 2013
    10
    I liked their previous album, so this one was a no-brainer. Every song is on the CD is great. It is refreshing to see that good lyrics haven't died yet like most current music. The only complaint is that it is like most of The Script's songs in that they are usually pretty same-y. This makes a great CD to own because the songs have such a widespread likeability about them. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    This might not be the best album out there, but it's really good!! Nothing, For the First Time, and the title track are the best tracks. This is musically an improvement compared to their debut. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2011
    8
    In one of the album highlights and the lead single "For the First Time", lead singer O'Donoghue sings "...Yeah, they're making us crazy, don't give up on me baby." It's fitting, as The Script's fans will surely not give up on the band if they continue to make fantastic Pop Rock albums like their sophomore effort here. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2012
    8
    The much matured and acceptable nice album that may rise them to a limited fame but they have to create some more lyric centered songs to get into mainstream Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2011
    7
    Now we're talking. THIS is what The Script is all about. Good rhythm and amazing lyrics. Songs are not similar to their previous album. Science & Faith is fresh and current. Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2011
    6
    I have to say, this album left me majorly disappointed. I quite liked the man who can't be moved and other similar tracks off the first album, but it was the more different songs such as rusty halo and we cry that made me like them all the more :).
    It feels like this second album has somehow become more of the less interesting songs on the first album. I suppose a lot of people will enjoy this simply because it's more of the same, but the lack of a few curveballs makes this far too safe and uninteresting in my book. A shame, because I think this band could go places.
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