Tomorrow's Hits

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. 100
    Tomorrow’s Hits doesn’t boom like The Men’s early material (namely, 2010’s Immaculada and 2011’s Leave Home), but it’s more rousing instrumentally than last year’s New Moon.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 7, 2014
    90
    This is a tremendously assured album, beautifully paced and full of great rockers. [Apr 2014, p.77]
  3. 85
    It’s a record full of brilliant playing, solid gold songs and most importantly it feels like an honest assessment of where The Men are right now as a band and as individuals.
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    83
    Tomorrow’s Hits, is almost unfairly possessive of a foretelling title, seeing as how vanilla some of the songs can come off sounding. The record, however, is an accurate chronology of a working band’s prolific devotion to feeding the muse.
  5. It may not be groundbreaking or shocking, but it’s quite a good record nonetheless.
  6. Mar 5, 2014
    80
    Though there aren't any clunkers, Tomorrow's Hits peaks when it achieves maximum speed and strives for the ecstatic repetition of eye-rolling, body-transcending gospel music.
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    The album is a well-written love letter to yesterday's rock & roll. Though this means the album's sound isn't nearly as revelatory as the sonic assaults of their earlier work, the Men continue to prove that, above all, they're a band that know what they're doing, even if they don't know what they're doing next.
  8. Feb 28, 2014
    80
    Tomorrow's Hits sees the band honing the sound of last year's New Moon into a tight collection of pop-minded rock songs.
  9. Feb 27, 2014
    80
    We keep hearing about the death of rock ’n’ roll supplanted by some fleeting, trendy sub-genre; but with more confidence than ever, these dudes remind us just how powerful the pure stuff can be.
  10. Feb 26, 2014
    80
    The real genius of Tomorrow’s Hits is its shaking off not just fan expectations but the almighty shackles of credibility, innovation and, for want of a subtler term, corporate buzz-band etiquette.
  11. Feb 26, 2014
    80
    The Men have clearly reached the level where they can turn their hand to anything and, once again, it has worked a treat.
  12. Mar 4, 2014
    76
    The Men have always had the chops to hang, but it’s their emerging maturity that has begun to justify the bravado of the name.
  13. Mar 4, 2014
    75
    A few more thorny elements--noisy vestiges of The Men circa the distant past of 2010--would have made for a livelier listen. But at its best, Tomorrow’s Hits nails the new-traditionalist sweet spot.
  14. Mar 3, 2014
    74
    The benefit for The Men playing this sort of music is that where they’re nicking from grows less important--so long as they keep pulling it off. Pull it off they do in spades for the third straight record, save for the fact The Men have yet to figure out how to make their ballads as compelling as their high-octane songs.
  15. Mar 4, 2014
    72
    Who knows if the Men would be energized or completely lost if they took more time next time out, but Tomorrow’s Hits for now mostly succeeds in toeing the line between being on a roll and being in a rut.
  16. Mar 12, 2014
    70
    Those who love the group for their approach to melodicism and big hooks will find a lot to love about Tomorrow’s Hits, but those who still long for the group’s noisier days will only be further repelled and forced to stick with their first two albums.
  17. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    These are exceptional bar-band songs, sure, but they’re still bar band songs. Where Tomorrow’s Hits suffers, though, is in its wholesale familiarity.
  18. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    Tomorrow's Hits is an easy album to admire--this is The Men stretching out and aiming for new targets--but a difficult one to fall in love with.
  19. Alternative Press
    Mar 5, 2014
    70
    The majority of the tracks on Tomorrow's Hits feel like they were cooked in the backyards of Laurel Canyon with ambling rhythms, the lilt of lap steel guitar and an air of stoned desperation lingering over it all like smog. [Apr 2014, p.92]
  20. Mar 5, 2014
    70
    They’ve finally made an album that’s comparable to their insane shows. Tomorrow’s Hits will run you ragged and you’ll love every second of this mad ride.
  21. 67
    Tomorrow’s Hits carries on the classic rock torch, for better or worse.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 11, 2017
    10
    Band's tend to progress in two different ways when it comes to rock music: either they keep getting more experimental or they keeping gettingBand's tend to progress in two different ways when it comes to rock music: either they keep getting more experimental or they keeping getting more streamlined and normal. The Men's slow transformation into what can only be described as a classic rock band has been a wild and crazy ride, to say the least. The maniacs that made 2011's Leave Home made this?!? With relaxing Tom Petty grooves like "Settle Me Down" and "Sleepless"? With the jangle pop Bryds style "Get What you Give" and the Springsteen E Street homage "Another Night"? I never would have though The Men were capable of pulling this off, and doing better than almost any other band this decade so far. To listen to Tomorrow's Hits (which they very well may be) is to be jolted back to the mid 1970's when rock n' roll was much more simple, and when you didn't have a care in the world. Don't worry though, it's still the same band you have always loved as proved by the wild "Pearly Gates". It's a near flawless record. Full Review »
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    7
    Very good album. Fast, riveting music. Didn't care much for the lyrics. The vocal performance is good, though not on the same level of theVery good album. Fast, riveting music. Didn't care much for the lyrics. The vocal performance is good, though not on the same level of the music. My favorite tracks are "Dark Waltz", "Another Night", and "Settle Me Down". Full Review »
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    4
    After the huge disappointment that their last record was, this one is is better to a degree. Harder hitting and more jammy. Still keeps theAfter the huge disappointment that their last record was, this one is is better to a degree. Harder hitting and more jammy. Still keeps the country punk theme going. What really hurts this album are the soft ballads that riddled their previous effort to it's early grave for me. At least there are less of the those here. Full Review »