This Is Forever

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2007
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Spin
    30
    If singer Justin Warfield had a sense of humor about himself, that wouldn't be such a bummer; as is, Forever seems to go on for about that long. [Nov 2007, p.124]
  2. 10
    Yes, you said it best, pretentious-as-hell front-man, Warfield, this album is a train wreck.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2016
    0
    The influence is obvious, but the passion is lacking in this muddled and unappealing album. Repetitive and dull are the first two words thatThe influence is obvious, but the passion is lacking in this muddled and unappealing album. Repetitive and dull are the first two words that come to mind when listening to this, but I can also see how someone may in fact enjoy it. Some songs can be catchy after a couple listens but the band itself can rub anyone the wrong way. For starters the name of the band is pretty much the concept of the album. I'm not kidding the album is filled with the angsty breakup cheese one can expect, but it never really satisfies the listener. About 10 minutes into the album I was thinking about Walking Away, which is never a good sign. What I Want is a band that has a unique but also can provide meaningful, thought provoking lyrics, but apparently that is too much ask. Especially for this band who has neither characteristic. In terms of She Wants Revenges's career It's Just Begun, and the band has some promise. The singer, Justin Warfield has a very unique voice, so they got that going for them. I just expected a lot more from a band that has Barak Obama's personal DJ. Thanks Obama. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    This album is heavily influenced by an early 80s cold wave sound, but I wouldn't say that its going for nostalgia or ripping of anybody. TheThis album is heavily influenced by an early 80s cold wave sound, but I wouldn't say that its going for nostalgia or ripping of anybody. The production is clearly heavily inspired by that of bands like Bauhaus, but make no mistake, this is not redoing what has been done, and it actually breathes new life into a genre that has been devoid of anything interesting for about 25 years.The album goes in well as a whole, with the standout tracks, apart from the singles, being the excellent "She Will Always Be a Broken Girl", "This is the End", and "Rachel". Full Review »
  3. ErikH
    Nov 5, 2007
    2
    Ben H., never favorably compare shit like She Wants Revenge to legends like Joy Division again... ever. There's no comparison in quality at all.