Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    Like Creeper's previous albums, Take Back The Universe is a delicate piece of criss-crossing jangles and loose-limbed riffs, but the shimmery sprawl never coalesces into anything concrete. [#154, p.73]
  2. Blender
    40
    Creeper retain their melodic ingenuity and slowly ascending anthems, but their vision is scattered -- the band can't decide on a single melody per song, so they ramble from one promising yet half-formed tune to the next. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.107]
  3. Magnet
    60
    Their dizzy, easygoing drone-pop has been replaced with faceless consistency, a sonic chutzpah that cries out "modern rock." This in itself doesn't mean Take Back... is a flop -- far from it. [#49, p.71]
  4. Really, if your parents don't dig this, there's something wrong with them. This is music for the drive to pick up the kids from soccer practice, or to the doctor for dad's yearly prostate exam.
  5. It's all hugely ridiculous, of course, but executed with a surprising amount of passion.
  6. But if it verges on generic pop-rock, Take Back... also has more hooks than a bait and tackle shop.
  7. Spin
    60
    The ideal major-label debut for the age of modern-rock insecurity -- think Everclear minus the arrogance. [5/2001, p.141]
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  1. MarkK
    Aug 6, 2003
    9
    I hate the title AND the cover. The music however, I love. Great disc. Spin trashes it? Spin? Hey Guccione, put Brittney back on your cover I hate the title AND the cover. The music however, I love. Great disc. Spin trashes it? Spin? Hey Guccione, put Brittney back on your cover you Jann Werner wannabe. This is one truly fun album. 'Moses has quietly forgiven you........for living alone.' Full Review »