Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Easily one of the best and most promising rock debuts since, well, Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled debut.
  2. Unified Theory -- while recalling the sounds of such bands as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Rush -- offers up a bold and psychedelic modern rock set.
  3. Like far too many bands whose members bring strong musical pedigrees to the project, Unified Theory's sum is less than its parts -- despite, or perhaps because of, an abundance of adventurous spirit and experimental zeal.
  4. 40
    Sadly, [lead vocalist Chris] Shinn's love of drama often overshadows the band's taut and atypical rhythm section, and the somewhat left-of-center construction of Thorn's guitar parts.
  5. Unified Theory play melodramatic art rock (with a capital AOR) in a Meatloaf-meets-Jane's Addiction kind of way. Their music plods along with all the grace of a Pinto sans muffler, substituting grandiosity for grace and thus failing to achieve the dramatically transcendent sounds that Roy Orbison and Jeff Buckley once made.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 50
  3. Negative: 5 out of 50
  1. patrices
    Jan 25, 2007
    Amazingly awesome!
  2. mistyd
    Oct 17, 2006
    I freaking love this cd.......!
  3. SteveM
    May 20, 2006
    One of the best albums, production and song writting as well as musicianship that I've listened to in the last 30 years, really!!!