Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    50
    For a band who made their name on straightforward, meat-and-potatoes indie pop, Strapped is all over the place.
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    It is a straightforward and solid return from a band who sound unsure whether to stick or twist.
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    60
    Strapped's thirty-something minutes of southern California rock doesn't turn the page on anything new, but is still a worthy listen. The album holds true to the band's striped-down signature sound from their last two albums, with a sprinkling of a few stand out tracks.
  4. Nov 27, 2012
    50
    Strapped is an album that seems to both highlight the Soft Pack's strengths and glaringly reveal their limitations to this point.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    60
    Mostly Strapped is unified by a fuggy atmosphere, likeably odd guitar details and some immediate choruses. [Nov 2012, p.105]
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  1. Dec 15, 2012
    9
    A solid sophomore album. It's complete diferent in sound then previous efforts, but its sound is innovative, and feels fresh. I enjoyed a lot,A solid sophomore album. It's complete diferent in sound then previous efforts, but its sound is innovative, and feels fresh. I enjoyed a lot, and was one of my favourite records of 2012. Full Review »