Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    A phenomenal recording of sonic and lyrical depth. [#53, p.69]
  2. The band has energy and urgency anew.
  3. Sounds more like Bad Religion than any Bad Religion album has in years. [Mar 2002, p.71]
  4. A heartening set of high speed melody, humanism and pessimism.
  5. Brett Gurewitz's return seems to have rejuvenated the band musically.
  6. A MY-T-FINE punk rock album, chock full of swirling harmonies that came into fashion sometime around the Descendents rise in the mid-1980s.
  7. The three- guitarist approach brings back the spark and rush of their 1988-'94 peak.
  8. Catchier melodies and more breathlessly clever wordplay than the band has managed in years.
  9. The album is solid, though hardly anything spectacular.
  10. They still sound as spunky and powerful as they were nearly two decades ago when they kicked off this long-term assault on American culture.
  11. Fourteen throttling songs designed to remind Sum 41's worshippers about the oft-neglected cerebral side of punk.
  12. Plunges right back into oppressively rigid formula.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    What a comeback album with Brett Gurewitz back in the lineup. Lyrically this is a very strong album of Bad Religion which is saying quite aWhat a comeback album with Brett Gurewitz back in the lineup. Lyrically this is a very strong album of Bad Religion which is saying quite a bit since most things related to this band is truly classical when it comes to song writing abilities of Greg Graffin and Mr. Brett. Stand out tracks on this album are: Epiphany,Evangeline, Sorrow and Bored & Extremely Dangerous. I would go as far as to say, that this album is quite comparable to Bad Religion's classic 1988 released Suffer album. Full Review »
  2. Kelly
    Oct 22, 2004
    10
    One word... Saweet. I just recently got this cd and its one of, if not the best punk albums ive ever listined to. They actually get me One word... Saweet. I just recently got this cd and its one of, if not the best punk albums ive ever listined to. They actually get me thinking about things that have never really crossed my mind before while providing awesome lyrics. I think that dudes voice is awesome, he just never seems to get mad about anything or atleast he doesnt sound like it. Full Review »
  3. JasonD
    May 30, 2002
    10
    Simply inconceivable, and brilliant