• Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7

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  1. GabeJ
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Under the Boards tempers the relentless drive of last year's Sound the Alarm (the 1st in the trilogy) with focused deliberation. This works on a conceptual level, as this chapter of the trilogy represents reflection, but more importantly it works on a musical level, resulting in some of the most well-crafted and rewarding songs in Saves The Day's catalog. Saves The Day succeeds Under the Boards tempers the relentless drive of last year's Sound the Alarm (the 1st in the trilogy) with focused deliberation. This works on a conceptual level, as this chapter of the trilogy represents reflection, but more importantly it works on a musical level, resulting in some of the most well-crafted and rewarding songs in Saves The Day's catalog. Saves The Day succeeds in reaffirming its increasingly paradoxical trademark: refusing to settle into a comfortable pigeonhole while retaining its potent flavor of emotional pop-punk. Expand
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It may take multiple spins for a few songs to really find their footing with fans, but those people will surely be rewarded handsomely in the end.
  2. Chris Conley's juvenile lyrics and whiney vocal tone submerge the band's music.
  3. 40
    Under the Boards, finds [Conley] in a surprisingly dark and newwavish mode, bobbing through spare, angular arrangements that overemphasize the off-key bleat that's his albatross as much as the band's signature.