Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday
User Score
6.5

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. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    From the beginning, this has been Adam's band. It never made much difference who they had on guitar and backup vocals. I admit, i was hoping for something more reminiscent of Tell All Your Friends. But this album is as good as any other TBS album. The single, "The Best Places to be a Mom" is their most obvious single since "Make Damn Sure." Songs like "Faith" and "All This Now" will have you singing along to the hooks, and songs like "Money" and "El Paso" are unlike anything we've heard from TBS yet. Their one slow song, "Call Me In The Morning" is one of the more lyrically impressive songs to come from the band which has come of age, and a long way from the emo kid image it started with. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    10
    After a two years of waiting for more Taking Back Sunday, this is what I finally wanted, a powerful record that shows the real band and recalls the old emo stylish songs which they started. A giant jump from New Again, and I know that if they get another album with this line up it will be a global hit, and finally get the recognition that they deserve.
Metascore
77

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
    80
    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
    70
    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.