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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20

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  1. ZachP
    Aug 29, 2006
    2
    I am not a music hater, but this one makes me hate music. The one amazing song is "100 Years". Hearing this album makes you wish you could return albums after opening them.
  2. JimmusMaximus
    Feb 14, 2005
    3
    Bought the album for the one song I'd heard, "100 Years", and wanted to return the album for something with more than just one decent song. Lyrically, some of the most silly, nonsensical stuff I've ever heard. Alludes to their other "big hit" Superman, which is pretty pathetic, as well.
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47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. The Battle for Everything is an occasionally interesting record, but the sheer pretension of Ondrasik's lyrics coupled with his penchant for self-seriousness tend to suck much of the fun out of what could have been an enjoyably middle-of-the-road adult alternative album.
  2. Different from the touching--but too sleepy--"America Town," "Battle" impressively tackles new territory.
  3. Weighed down by artificially inflated anthems, garbled lyrics about the apocalypse, and coy attempts at surrealism. [6 Feb 2004, p.140]