Tales Don't Tell Themselves

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: May 15, 2007
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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23

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  1. IvanT.
    May 1, 2008
    6
    Average.. Needs a few times hearing to make you addicted. The bad side is at the vocals, sometimes they just ruin the music.
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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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.