The Boy With No Name

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 8, 2007
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54

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  1. 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 alienation. No more and no less.
  2. MatthewG
    May 8, 2007
    5
    Honestly, on first listen... It's their worst album Some really great songs that'll fall under the guise of all time Travis classics, but the rest is tossable, very much like paperclips on 12 memories.
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. 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]
  2. Overall, The Boy With No Name has just enough personality to remind imitators like Coldplay and Keane from whence they came. [Jun 2007, p.151]
  3. There are plenty more wishy-washy guitar tunes present like the drippy, tambourine laced Battleships, the wheezing Out in Space and the sub-danger of Eyes Wide Open; all riddled with Fran Healy's girlish croon. Spare us.