Walk It Off

Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    It's rare to pull off an album this succint and not invite boredom; it's even rarer if it fucking rocks. [May 2008, p.135]
  2. Walk it Off is certainly not for everyone; but if you tire of quick fix indie and are craving something a little more cerebral to get your teeth into, it requires immediate investigation.
  3. So Tapes gets a best-of-both-worlds sophomore album, keeping everything that won people over while slightly tampering with the sonics, avoiding charges of stale repetition.
  4. The album as a whole finds a strange homogeny, and Tapes 'N Tapes keep exploring hip, leaving everyone guessing as to whether they meant to make such a confusing outfit or the pieces were just on sale.
  5. It doesn't match its predecessor but it's a banquet of sound well worth feasting on.
  6. 70
    Eventually, Walk It Off reveals Tapes ‘N Tapes’ debut, 2006’s The Loon, to be both leaner and meaner.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. DanielB.
    Apr 17, 2008
    9
    Dave Fridmann ruined "Some Loud Thunder"? I don't think so-- that album is brilliant! And this one is damn good. I even like the poppier Dave Fridmann ruined "Some Loud Thunder"? I don't think so-- that album is brilliant! And this one is damn good. I even like the poppier tunes that no one seems to be talking about-- "Headshock" and "Hang Them All". You're just not listening right. P.S. They're brilliant live. Full Review »
  2. TrevorW.
    Apr 14, 2008
    8
    This is far from a disappointment. The vocals are not quite as memorable as The Loon, but the songs are cohesive and catchy. Songs like "Time This is far from a disappointment. The vocals are not quite as memorable as The Loon, but the songs are cohesive and catchy. Songs like "Time of Songs" and "Lines" are classic. It will be interesting to see where this band goes from here. I feel like the critical reaction to this is similar to Interpol's recent album. Both bands show enormous song-writing talent, but just need to be re-inspired. Full Review »
  3. ElwinR.
    Apr 14, 2008
    7
    A slight step back from their gorgeous debut album 'The Loon'. Still a groovy album, lots of TnT's charm isn't lost. But A slight step back from their gorgeous debut album 'The Loon'. Still a groovy album, lots of TnT's charm isn't lost. But the problem is that a lot of the songs are quit predictable here. The great built-ups from the first album are rare here. One of those really cool built-up songs is Lines. It builts momentum. It has great energy and is one of the best songs of the album. There are definately some solid and entertaing tracks here. As well as a few gorgeous parts, but it feels too polished over all. Hope their third album will be better. Not bad at all, but The Loon is still the reason why we love them. Full Review »