Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Each of their albums so far has been misleading because none of them have really caught what Embrace are about properly, who they are. This New Day, warts and all, finally does that.
  2. This New Day is an excellent companion to Out of Nothing, with only a slight drop-off in quality.
  3. 'This New Day' is, by Embrace's own standards, a triumphant album indeed. [25 Mar 2006, p.35]
  4. Live, there's little doubt, these tracks will find their own groove and grow, but here they're like show dogs, primped and primed and hard to love.
  5. Sounding suitably big and blustery, it's also stuffed with lots of positive thinking and hopes for a better tomorrow. [May 2006, p.128]
  6. 40
    This large, noisy album will probably satisfy Embrace enthusiasts while continuing to baffle those who can't see the point. [May 2006, p.105]
  7. 40
    Sadly, if you possess any of Embrace's four other albums, you'll have heard it all before. [May 2006, p.98]
  8. An album so overblown yet inspiration-free as to be worthy of national shame.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. RachelR
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    Brilliant, best so far.
  2. dan
    Jun 22, 2006
    3
    Coldplay's 'Parachutes' was quite fun, but after almost a decade of non-life-affirming mush-rock, most of us have grown up or Coldplay's 'Parachutes' was quite fun, but after almost a decade of non-life-affirming mush-rock, most of us have grown up or got bored. Full Review »
  3. matthew
    Jun 16, 2006
    10
    Best Album yet. The critics are so off on this one. I cannot stop listening to this album. I've been a fan since their first album. I Best Album yet. The critics are so off on this one. I cannot stop listening to this album. I've been a fan since their first album. I thought that we had basically heard their best stuff with thier first two albums, but THIS is the most amazing Full Album from start to finish. If you're a fan of Embrace, then you are indeed smiled upon by the Gods. Full Review »