Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 16, 2011
    100
    Simple Math is a perfect interpretation of an imperfect man's life, and hopefully just another chapter in the larger story Manchester orchestra have yet to reveal. [Jun 2011, p.105]
  2. In a year that's produced an overwhelming amount of great music, Simple Math is another outstanding painting worth the public's attention.
  3. May 9, 2011
    90
    Throughout, the highs are tinged with sadness and the lows with hope, making Simple Math a complex and rewarding album that soars above the pack.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 20, 2011
    9
    Simple Math is easily ten times better than "Mean Everything To Nothing". Every song you felt and you can relate. Andy Hull has an extraordinary voice that just swallows you in. Simple Math is easily the stand out track. All In All. Simple Math is a terrific album. A- Full Review »
  2. Jun 4, 2011
    10
    This and Goblin by TTC are the best indie releases of the year, amazing album, amazing wordplay, amazing instrumentals, nothing wrong with this album, perfect. Full Review »
  3. May 22, 2011
    9
    Easily the best album of the year so far. Beauty and ferocity are perfectly intertwined throughout the album's ten tracks. The main highlights here are "Virgin," where they bust out the children's choir (always creepy) and horns to make a truly chilling masterpiece, and the title track as well as "Leave It Alone," softer, yet no less sublte tracks led beautifully by strings and fantastic melodies. Manchester Orchestra have really out done themselves with Simple Math, producing what may turn out to be a masterpiece in time. Full Review »