Strength In Numbers

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Much of Numbers feels melancholy-by-numbers, so melodies seem recycled, riffs feel tedious, and the emotional register dampens.
  2. Urb
    70
    What gives [Strength In Numbers]... the sound of a band landing its proper second stride is the hiss and grind that churns docile compositions into studio-kissed wonders. [Mar 2007, p.97]
  3. What makes Strength In Numbers interesting is the way it departs from the usual.
  4. For the most part, Calla has become an uncompromising version of themselves: melancholy, desperate, but above all, unable to break free.
  5. Calla's sound continues to evolve as they explore divergent musical avenues within the context of potent, atmospheric alt-rock.
  6. If they want to match the intensity of the singer's emotional performance, the band needs to loosen things up a bit.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. claudioe
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    great
  2. TimS
    Mar 22, 2007
    9
    Easily their most consistent album to date. It combines the best elements from their previous four albums. Strength In Numbers is my favorite Easily their most consistent album to date. It combines the best elements from their previous four albums. Strength In Numbers is my favorite album released so far in 2007. Full Review »
  3. SimonT
    Feb 24, 2007
    9
    These guys are the kings of meloncholic rock and their latest installment is refreshing. As if all their albums are stories of hurt, loss, These guys are the kings of meloncholic rock and their latest installment is refreshing. As if all their albums are stories of hurt, loss, trial & error and eventual self denigration this stuff is great for people with broken hearts or menden hearts who wish to look back and see where thay have come from. "...I put in all this effort..." Not too depressing though and often quite inspirational, Calla pull this new album off with riffs that stick in your mind for days and days and days and days...well worth checking them out. Full Review »