• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 8, 2007
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 92
    The Boy With No Name instantly gets Travis back to the business of being Travis. [#25, p.102]
  2. Travis has taken the last four years to square their sunnier sound with their darker one. The Boy With No Name pulls this off without seeming overly planned or calculated. [#17, p.87]
  3. The Boy With No Name has a handful of absolute crackers, proving that Travis are still capable of penning a tune that wraps its tendrils around your ears and won’t let go until at least four minutes have passed.
  4. Healy is back to penning unabashed, sparkling pop gems.
  5. A good, albeit soft, Brit-pop CD, from a band that continues to mature.
  6. The boys deliver the same sort of agreeable Britpop they've made their name on, wisely realizing that ambition's really not for everyone.
  7. The loose vibe works, but unlike "sing," humming along won't come naturally. [18 May 2007, p.66]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    This is crazy... I did not like Travis till this album, for my taste as a musician that I am, they were good... but depressing. This albumThis is crazy... I did not like Travis till this album, for my taste as a musician that I am, they were good... but depressing. This album comes, (except for the first song), in a happy, optimistic, well played and inspired way. For all that say that it sounds like classic Travis believe me, it doesn't. Good mood pretty much go from Selfish Jean to New Amsterdam, they are (thank god) downs too in this album, but it is pretty much very fun to listen to. If you like the depressing part of Travis this is probably not the album for you. Now I can look back and listen to the "old" stuff and love it too, pretty much I understand the sad part of Travis in an artistic way. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2013
    9
    travis is always great band!!!!!!!!!!! it's shame that they are not known like coldplay or radiohead but the actually they're of free bandstravis is always great band!!!!!!!!!!! it's shame that they are not known like coldplay or radiohead but the actually they're of free bands who prefer artistry rather than sales and fame.......... Full Review »
  3. AmurabiM.
    Apr 10, 2008
    5
    This is just what we expect from Travis: supermarket music. The kind of boring, sweet, melodious and sometimes desperating songs of love and This is just what we expect from Travis: supermarket music. The kind of boring, sweet, melodious and sometimes desperating songs of love and alienation. No more and no less. Full Review »