• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11

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  1. DavidC
    Aug 20, 2008
    10
    Mr. Whitney's voice is just incredible. Live and on record.
  2. EricH.
    Sep 19, 2008
    5
    Take Me to the Sea has its moments, but overall is extremely mediocre compared to its members' past releases.
  3. EricL.
    Aug 20, 2008
    9
    That dude who gave them a zero is a jackass...the Faint sucks. But this is a great CD, it's like a sequel to Young Machetes, but also it's not.
  4. thedude
    Aug 19, 2008
    0
    Saw them live before The Faint. They suck balls!!!!!
  5. gentlemanphilosophy
    Aug 27, 2008
    5
    When I heard this album, I thought, I wonder if the lead singer is a hot girl? Then I found out "she" was a he. So then I thought, okay, okay, but does he at least look like a girl? The answer was yes. And that's enough for me.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    It's the sound of three musicians playing to their strengths while challenging their songwriting style, resulting in a cohesive listen that holds your attention to the end. [Sep 2008, p.156]
  2. Filter
    36
    This is an incredibly abrasive album.... There's screaming on this album, lots of it...nay, way too much. [Summer 2008, p.102]
  3. If you take a chance on just one record then make sure it’s Take Me To The Sea as it’s possibly the underground triumph of the year.