The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    9
    First of all, this album is better than Conditions. I doubt anyone will agree with me on that but thats what I think. Its adventurous, bold, and it builds on the bands sound. They still keep the smooth, sweeping vocals of Sweet Disposition, and then add a little synth and grandeur. Dougy's vocals are amazing on here and more impressive then his vocals on Conditions. Some songs though can lose their magic and become a bit boring, such as This isn't Happiness and Never Again. The songs pack more up front and in-your-face emotion especially on tracks like Trembling Hands, The Sea Is Calling and Need Your Love. Altogether its grander, more emotional and far more impressive than their debut. A wonderful step up for the band. Full Review »
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    4
    Quite a disappointment. The album does start to pick up midway, but the main issue I have is that the Temper Trap do not play to their strengths, aka using their singer to his full ability. He's too restrained here, and a band like this whose sound honestly is a bit derivative, needs to take advantage of anything that sets it apart. There are way less melodic hooks, nothing near as strong as "soldier on" and "love lost." With so many other good releases now (Liars, Future of the Left, Japandroids), this will be forgotten. Full Review »
  3. Sep 7, 2013
    3
    There is something rather underwhelming about this whole album. Although it presents us with two rather solid tracks, Need Your Love and Where Do We Go From Here?, the rest of the album falls rather flat. Perhaps Conditions was not as good as its reputation would suggest, but it's certainly better than this offering. The song London's Burning is one of the most cringe-worthy songs I've ever listened to. As a whole, a rather unmemorable bunch of tracks, which (excluding the two aforementioned stand-out songs) are at best forgettable and, at worst, dreadful. Full Review »