Walk It Off

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. MattA.
    Apr 10, 2008
    4
    Enormously run-of-the-mill and boring, although not surprising considering Dave Fridmann, the guy who completely ruined CYHSY's sophomore release, was behind this.
  2. BenjaminK.
    Apr 12, 2008
    7
    This album requires multiple listens to be fully appreciated. By no means as good as "The Loon", but it's still an amazingly fun record from one of the most unique rock acts to come out in the last decade.
  3. 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 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.
  4. SenorGringo
    Apr 11, 2008
    8
    After multiple listens, this album gets stronger and stronger. I was a little put off after a couple casual listens b/c I felt the sonic fuzz made it difficult to distinguish one song from the next but listening closer is extremely rewarding. Very cool band with a very cool sound.
  5. AbrahamR.
    Apr 10, 2008
    6
    It has some useless songs and the good ones are not so good.
  6. ChristianP.
    Apr 10, 2008
    4
    A pleasant sounding bore.
  7. FP
    Apr 10, 2008
    3
    Deception of the year.
  8. 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 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 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. Expand
  9. 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 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 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. Expand
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. There are enough sturdy ideas in Walk It Off’s first half – just about--to ensure Tapes ‘N Tapes’ good ship stays afloat for a third bout, and it’s definitely a record that’ll reward repeated plays, but with the twilit otherness of "The Loon" largely evaporated here, it’ll need a change of tack to put the wind back in their sails and set the blogosphere to reeling once more.
  3. 60
    There are pleasures to be found on Walk It Off, and in the context of Tapes 'n Tapes growth as songwriters, the record is a modest breakthrough. [Apr 2008, p.102]