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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Aug 9, 2011
    65
    There are certainly smiles to be had as the group grouses its way through some of the most ambitiously arranged and melodically polished tunes it has released to date.
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    60
    It's mid-tempo, arena-ready rock that won't challenge. [9 Jul 2011, p.52]
  3. 30
    This CD is worse than a nu-metal reprise, in that it doesn't give true ragers an outlet, but instead facilitates the same false machismo that tribal tats and fake bench-press numbers suggest.
  4. Aug 9, 2011
    20
    This isn't ugly visceral music; it's castrated rock with a rotten heart.
  5. Aug 22, 2011
    20
    There are no highlights. Appalling. [Sep 2011, p.110]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    This album is amazing! It is very catchy rock music. It doesn't deserve bad reviews at all. It's got some of the best songs I've ever heard.This album is amazing! It is very catchy rock music. It doesn't deserve bad reviews at all. It's got some of the best songs I've ever heard. The instruments are played well and Tyler is an outstanding vocalist! Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2013
    8
    Very catchy songs; lots of fun to listen, dance, and sing along to! The lyrics on many of the songs are rather misogynistic, but I don'tVery catchy songs; lots of fun to listen, dance, and sing along to! The lyrics on many of the songs are rather misogynistic, but I don't really care because the songs are really fun to listen to anyway. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2014
    7
    A Nickelback style rock album. To me it's got a little bit of a country twang to it. Some tracks on here like "Easy to Love You" and "WhatA Nickelback style rock album. To me it's got a little bit of a country twang to it. Some tracks on here like "Easy to Love You" and "What was I Thinking" are the generic rock songs it seems every rock band has on their albums at some point or another, but it's got it's own unique thing going to keep the majority of the album going.

    With a lot of the material here being based of the lead singer's divorce, there's a very misogynistic tone throughout. While yes that definitely is offensive and mean, it's actually responsible for giving the album it's edge and more memorable songs. These are the tracks where the album rocks out the most. Which is both a good and bad thing.

    The truth is... that this is a pretty good album. It's Nickelback-esque style and obvious anger at women means it's not for everyone, but those looking for a good rock album to listen to will find it here. It can be enjoyable even with it's flaws. It might not put Theory of a Deadman at the top of the rock pile, but it's still worth a listen for fans of this type of music. My total score for it is a 7.5/10.
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  4. Jan 2, 2013
    0
    When I sat down to listen to this album, I was just MAD throughout. If anyone out there think this is a modern classic, then the person isWhen I sat down to listen to this album, I was just MAD throughout. If anyone out there think this is a modern classic, then the person is probably someone who can't stand the sight of the female species- because they listen to this pile of vomit. The only two songs that are half decent are "Out of My Head" and "Careless". But even with those two songs, they're nothing classic- they're only mediocre. Everything else is just TRASH. I thought that Saliva's "Cinco Diablo" album had enough terrible things about it, but they are NOTHING compared to this malady of an album. This is almost as painful as Taylor Swift or Carly Rae Jepsen. Lyrics about hating women and cursing at them is just PUTRID. Morally PUTRID. This is FAR worse than Nickelback or Saliva. This is as misogynistic as it is depressing. I never want to hear of this album ever again, and I hope it rots in Hell with The Devil. PS- This album doesn't deserve a 35 on here. It deserves a lower rating than that Kevin Federline CD (that got a 15). For GOOD radio rock music, listen to Shinedown's "Amaryllis" or Seether's "Holding Onto Strings...". For GOOD rock music in general, pick up Deftones' "Koi No Yokan" or Edgewater's "South of Sideways". Avoid this album at all costs. Do not waste your money on this putrid, miserable trash! Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    0
    Contemptible, despicable, misogynistic, musical abortion, awful and just plain old crap. Words can't describe how awful this band, and thisContemptible, despicable, misogynistic, musical abortion, awful and just plain old crap. Words can't describe how awful this band, and this album is. Seriously, this band is so much worse than Nickelback. This album is harmful, harmful, harmful, harmful! In fact, giving this album a 0 out of 10 is still being too generous to this band, if only we could give negative grades. Just another insult to the legacy of grunge, and the music of Canada. Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade and Effed Up will never redeem Canadian music if the country keeps releasing post-grunge crap like Theory of a Deadman. Expand
  6. WD2
    Sep 20, 2011
    0
    Why this type of music still exists baffles me. The truth is that this music is offensive to ears, offensive to women and offensive to anyoneWhy this type of music still exists baffles me. The truth is that this music is offensive to ears, offensive to women and offensive to anyone that has a heart. Why does Nickelback get all the hate? Spread some to this band as well! Expand