The Both - The Both
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. May 13, 2014
    4
    It's okay. But i can't say i like it. I'm not sure i'll remember any of the tracks by the end of the month. Nothing really stuck with me.

    Maybe some people like this kind of music, but i don't. Which is strange, 'cause i enjoyed a few of Aimee Mann's earlier work.
  2. smw
    May 21, 2014
    10
    The album is outstanding, with Mann and Leo creating a more appealing sound together than either had done separately. "Milwaukee," "Bedtime Stories," and "Hummingbird" stand out as highlights for their catchy hooks and beautiful vocal harmonies. (Even my kids love those songs, to my pleased surprise!) They've called the album a tribute to their mutual musical hero, the late Scott MillerThe album is outstanding, with Mann and Leo creating a more appealing sound together than either had done separately. "Milwaukee," "Bedtime Stories," and "Hummingbird" stand out as highlights for their catchy hooks and beautiful vocal harmonies. (Even my kids love those songs, to my pleased surprise!) They've called the album a tribute to their mutual musical hero, the late Scott Miller (pop musician, leader of Game Theory; look him up on Wikipedia), and "Bedtime Stories" exemplifies The Both's fidelity to his hook-laden, musically complex, intellectual model of power pop. Expand
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    67
    The Both brings refreshing energy to a pair of catalogs whose unlikely intersection succeeds superbly.
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    70
    New Wave heartthrob and master songcrafter Aimee Mann gets welcome vocal and guitar snarl from Ted Leo, a post-punk heartthrob in his own right whose unfussy attack benefits from Mann's melodic and harmonic touch.
  3. 75
    It’s [not] the best album from either performer (the low-pressure nature of their collaboration makes for equally low stakes), but it’s definitely the most digestible.