Tree City

  • Record Label: New Line
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2005
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Perhaps Tree City is best enjoyed when it is stripped of the weight of its influences, and consumed as it is because, well, these fellas do rock with an attitude all their own.
  2. Filled with zesty pop confections, sing along choruses, and plenty of attitude.
  3. The curiously lifeless production means that several listens are necessary before the songs' charms are fully revealed.
  4. Under The Radar
    70
    Fans of Elvis Costello's Armed Forces will appreciate the manic pop, but shouldn't expect the same lyrical wallop. [#8, p.107]
  5. There is sort of a standard formula from song to song within this album.... They need to vary it up just a touch.
  6. Blender
    70
    A set of piano-based chamber rock so tense and acidic they need to let off steam every two or three songs. [Apr 2005, p.124]
  7. The infectious melodies and wealth of diminished seventh chords on the Robbers' debut, Tree City, almost play like Maroon 5 for kids too cool to be seen with Songs About Jane.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. CharlesM
    Jul 2, 2007
    1
    I picked this up, and wow, was I sorry. Derivative, pretentious, and utterly boring. Go get a Spoon CD instead.
  2. RosieM
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    Love this cd ! I listen while I'm crusin. Can't wait for their new album.
  3. CarlyS
    May 7, 2006
    10
    Robbers on High Street have an old time sound making their way into modern times. I believe that there sound is original, and Ben Robbers on High Street have an old time sound making their way into modern times. I believe that there sound is original, and Ben Trokan's voice is amazingly melodic. Full Review »