The Runaway Found

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The Runaway Found is to be filed alongside Coldplay, Starsailor and Snow Patrol.
  2. Falls between Starsailor, Travis, Elbow, Alfie, etc, always raising the question: who are The Veils?
  3. Blender
    60
    There's a fine line between sounding passionate and overwrought, but [The Veils] find themselves on the proper side of that smudgy barrier--just. [Aug 2004, p.142]
  4. They’re a perfect opening band: professional and sufficiently appealing on a sonic level without risking upstaging the headliner with any distinct personality or emotional resonance.
  5. Mojo
    40
    All pomp and bluster, like Coldplay at their most bombastic. [Mar 2004, p.108]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. nt.TanvilaiPong
    Jun 18, 2006
    9
    I love this album It sounds like nothing I've heard for many years.
  2. AnthonyS
    Oct 26, 2005
    10
    In a music world where magazines will print the best ratings for the hottest acts, based solely on the fact that it will sell more copies, it In a music world where magazines will print the best ratings for the hottest acts, based solely on the fact that it will sell more copies, it feels astounding to know that The Veils will be the best kept secret for true music lover everywhere. With all of these references to Starsailor and Coldplay, I think an enigmatic band such as The Veils should be compared more to bands who have truly opend new ground for other acts. Take Afghan Wigs, The Philharmonic Orchestra and throw in a dash of The Velvet Underground...Ladies and Gentlemen...I give you The Veils. Full Review »
  3. DeirdreS
    Jun 25, 2005
    10
    Every osng shines - one of the best albums of recent years