Vital - Anberlin
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, while Vital is Anberlin's most challenging album to date, as the title implies, it is perhaps the band's most rewarding album.
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    Vital [is] the most we;l-rounded Anberlin album to date. [Nov 2012, p.86]
  3. Oct 19, 2012
    90
    A passionately resonating, electronic-underscored tour de force that somehow never betrays their true essence.
  4. The album lives up to its title in every way and should prove essential for old and new fans alike.
  5. Nov 7, 2012
    60
    Longtime fans won't be disappointed by this hearty sixth effort. [20 Oct 2012, p.54]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    I don't think this album is the masterpiece everyone seems to think it is. Most songs sound the same, and a few are pretty boring. That beingI don't think this album is the masterpiece everyone seems to think it is. Most songs sound the same, and a few are pretty boring. That being said, it's one of Anberlin's best, (It's not hard to beat New Surrender, which was horrible.) and I love the song Little Tyrants. Full Review »