The Illusion Of Progress

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Lewis and Staind sound as though they have emerged from a long, dark tunnel, and that kind of progress is more than just an illusion.
  2. Most of all, the music packs as much punch as ever--and more variety, as Staind sometimes departs from its rock-metal power ballads for tunes that suggest Pink Floyd and even Brit band Oasis in the chiming-guitar pop of 'All I Want.'
  3. The title of Staind's sixth album is a bit of a misnomer, but there are a few new stylistic directions here.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sherry
    Sep 7, 2008
    9
    Staind rules period. No matter what, it always platinum. LOVE YOU GUYS!
  2. TWard
    Sep 7, 2008
    10
    Not the same old hard staind, but Lewis' amazing voice and the bands better than average music makes this cd one of the best rock albums Not the same old hard staind, but Lewis' amazing voice and the bands better than average music makes this cd one of the best rock albums out there. Full Review »
  3. CurtW.
    Aug 29, 2008
    9
    I like the new direction the band has taken. They went into the studio with the intention of making a heavy album and walked out with this. I like the new direction the band has taken. They went into the studio with the intention of making a heavy album and walked out with this. The band would be selling out if they wrote music to appease "metal heads" instead of writing from the heart. I applaud the new approach and wish them the best. Full Review »