• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2002
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 70
    Its tight-as-a-drum musicianship and the sense of threadbare vulnerability resonating in singer-guitarist Kevin Palmer's songs elevate the band above the ever-expanding pack of like-minded acts.
  2. 60
    Successful imitation requires a kind of talent, too. [#9, p.156]
  3. Despite the simplistic formulas present here, these young men have patched together a sound that is catchy and eager for additional spins.
  4. The singing's understatement and harmonic sophistication help the band transcend overblown corporate rock and embrace sensitive emo pop.
  5. 50
    It's a solid formula--trouble is, anything resembling emotional complexity gets blasted away by the heavy-metal howitzer of Don Gilmore's production. [Oct 2002, p.117]
  6. While the band's wounded vulnerability and breathy melodrama will probably imitate enough to sell well, this is predictable second-rate stuff.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. RobbyL
    Sep 1, 2006
    10
    amazing album! so much better than the other nu-metal, better melodies and lyrics!
  2. MikeP
    Sep 16, 2005
    0
    Linkin Park in the antichrist of music, and this record once again proves that they have little imagination ouside of their original formula Linkin Park in the antichrist of music, and this record once again proves that they have little imagination ouside of their original formula which was never that good, original, or interesting in the first place. Full Review »
  3. KellyM
    Oct 19, 2004
    10
    I got this cd a couple years ago and I have to say, this cd rocks and after about 2 years of listining to it, it still sounds good. I hope I got this cd a couple years ago and I have to say, this cd rocks and after about 2 years of listining to it, it still sounds good. I hope there next album can only be as good as this. Figure 8 is saweet! Full Review »