Tales Don't Tell Themselves - Funeral For A Friend
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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 7 out of 20

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  1. Jan 22, 2011
    9
    This is what a great album should be: a story. I don't remember how exactly I ended up listening to this entire album. I was expecting something more similar to their previous work, but boy was I wrong and for the better. Nothing captures the imagination quite like a story and this what albums gives you. A chance to let your mind wander.
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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Funeral for a Friend not only displays an increased sense of ambition on this sweeping great leap forward, they also display a greater sense of accomplishment, as writers and musicians.
  2. Aside from grand moments like "All Hands on Deck - Part 1: Raise the Sail" and the orchestral wall that builds on "The Sweetest Wave," you don't get the feeling that a continuous story binds the album together.
  3. The 10 tracks that make up Tales Don't Tell Themselves brief-though-engaging narrative are deeper, more accessible offerings that need those vital extra two or three listens to really sink in.