The Fragile Army - The Polyphonic Spree
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. The novelty of it all has quickly worn thin.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. jyotirmayadas
    Dec 14, 2007
    7
    The "Fragile Army" has some great moments here and there and some not-so-great moments. All together though, it's a good album worth The "Fragile Army" has some great moments here and there and some not-so-great moments. All together though, it's a good album worth buying and listening to, and thank god they got rid of the sheets they were wearing! Full Review »
  2. AmurabiM.
    Nov 11, 2007
    6
    With "The Fragile Army", The Polyphonic Spree sounds very exciting in an ambivalent way. Yes, it notices its pompadour and the whole With "The Fragile Army", The Polyphonic Spree sounds very exciting in an ambivalent way. Yes, it notices its pompadour and the whole exuberance to their sound but its clearly than this album suffers of lack of power. Yes, there are darker lyrics and less hippie-dippie-flower-power in this, but that doesn't mean that the album or their sound gets better. It just than it seems that´s more recognizable that Polyphonic has a problem to create powerful and memorable songs. This album feels like some magnificent and flamboyant songs with a dark twist but it lacks some catchy or extraordinary tunes. It seems than for better or worse they are growing, as musicians, as songwriters, as people. But they need, pretty urgently, to craft musical milestones instead of anthems of happiness or, in this case, bipolar requiems. Full Review »
  3. OmarC.
    Aug 27, 2007
    9
    Some of the most inspiring albums ever heard... first listened on a shop, and couldn't take my hands off it... just caught me!!! blew my Some of the most inspiring albums ever heard... first listened on a shop, and couldn't take my hands off it... just caught me!!! blew my mind away... congratulations!!! Full Review »