• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2009
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 150

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  1. Mar 5, 2012
    1
    not a very good album, can't believe I wasted 15 bucks on this **** One or two good tracks, everything else is terrible, these guys arn't a very good band, no one should listen to this unless they are fans of the band. They can't make up they're if they're electronic rock or emo rock. not worth it!
  2. DeclanM
    Dec 22, 2009
    0
    Pompous rubbish this band wouldn't have a record label only for hte lead singer they might as well be any formula pop band.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 21, 2016
    90
    This Is War is passionate, rousing and astonishingly focused.
  2. Jan 19, 2016
    60
    Strings, masses of fans, and stadium-size choruses make up the patchwork for the majority of this album; the end result is pretentious and overblown, but that doesn’t stop This Is War from succeeding--well, for the most part anyway.
  3. 67
    On the unashamedly epic This Is War, Leto doesn't just shoot for the moon, he practically colonizes it.