Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11

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  1. Feb 20, 2012
    Everyone might be back together again in the Taking Back Sunday camp, but this is getting on for 10 years after Tell All Your Friends, and whilst the band may have improved musically the lyrical content and repetitive song structures look slightly odd at a band no longer youthful. Taking Back Sunday, whilst not dipping into the abyss of Korn lyrically need to redefine not only their sound but their image if they wish to continue- whilst other bands of the genre departed or developed to new sounds- TBS just play it too safe. Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2012
    Most possibly the biggest disappointment in music history. Taking Back Sunday reunited with their classic line up and promised a comeback of a similar sound to their "Tell All Your Friends" album, but instead, provided people with an overrated piece of music that is worse than their previous album, "New Again", which was mediocre at best. Adam's songwriting has become more lazy and due to smoking (obviously), his vocals are collapsing in on themselves throughout the entire album. With the much anticipated return of John Nolan comes a huge amount of neglect from the band. He is barely used in this album, which is a shame, because he may be the only talented person left. I used to love Taking Back Sunday with all my heart, I even sucked up "New Again", but I didn't enjoy this album except for a few songs. Maybe It's because I'm not in high school anymore. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 83
    Even when he's maiming his vocal cords over chaotic guitar crunch, he still sounds enraptured. [1 Jul 2011, p.74]
  2. Jul 27, 2011
    The whole thing is done and dusted in just under 40 minutes, yet zips by so fluidly that it feels half as long. [2 Jul 2011, p.50]
  3. Jul 19, 2011
    While this latest work may not meet the wild expectations of many long-time fans who yearn for a return to band's early glory days, it should be taken for what it is, as this current Taking Back Sunday is once again a new animal.