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Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. davids
    Oct 9, 2003
    Superb dark rock
  2. joycew
    Nov 20, 2003
    I've never heard their first cd but after hearing "Take Them On..." I've got to go buy the first. They have got a dark sound that I love.
  3. Rydia
    Sep 5, 2003
    Say what you want, but you can never be neutral about this disc. If you're going to judge it based on the silly expectations of hearing the Jesus and Mary Chain over again, don't bother. The songs are all solid, exciting, and enough to keep them wedged in your brain all day and they have an amazing amount of quotibility.
  4. OliverI
    Aug 20, 2003
    Raunchy, furious and exciting, this album manages to do the impossible - improve on their mindblowing eponymous debut. A true masterpiece.
  5. JustinA.
    Sep 17, 2003
    Not quite as good as their first one. Nothing to equal Love Burns, Punk Song, or Spread your love. But a lot of good stuff nevertheless when they avoid sounding too much like the last album.
  6. KarlMarx
    May 30, 2005
    A breath of fresh air, a Christian band that have stood up publicly and opposed George Bush. Anyway back to music, with its superbly dark instrumentals and challenging lyrics the album marks a deeply inspirational journey into The bands minds and thoughts in a way that impacts the listener. A true rarity in today's music.
  7. ShireenH
    May 22, 2004
    It's refereshing to hear some good come from the USA. There is still hope for the greed driven country. Looking forward to hear more and more music from BRMC.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Under The Radar
    Where B.R.M.C. merely boiled, Take Them On is positively frothing. [#5, p.100]
  2. This is still an excellent band composed of three excellent musicians who can produce one hell of a noise.
  3. Outburn
    BRMC continue on a predictable arc, borrowing heavily from Psychocandy-era Jesus & Mary Chain melodies, coked-up Rolling Stones licks, and My Bloody Valentine's production values. [#23, p.88]