Walking With The Beggar Boys

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    About as riveting as a glass of water. [Jun 2004, p.97]
  2. It’s the sheen and almost reflexive attentiveness to commercial accessibility that’s placed on a good handful of the songs that can make them sometimes fail or falter or seem weaker than they truly are.
  3. Walking with the Beggar Boys sounds askew, a puzzle whose pieces don't fit properly. This sort of disjointedness can sometimes make for intriguing work, but here it just feels obligatory and slightly stunted.
  4. Heavily influenced by the stylings of '60s and '70s groups like the Byrds and the guitar rock of T. Rex, Elf Power's effort at mature songwriting simply plays out as FM-lite.
  5. As beautiful as many of these songs are in terms of immediacy, their lackluster instrumentation never allows them any lasting appeal.
  6. Under The Radar
    60
    Elf Power seems to be confined by the pop formula rather than doing much to improve upon it. [#7]
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  1. BrianM
    Apr 12, 2004
    9
    This album was my first exposure to Elf Power. There's not a bad song from beginning to finish. Solid album and beautiful melodies This album was my first exposure to Elf Power. There's not a bad song from beginning to finish. Solid album and beautiful melodies that'll keep you humming for hours. Best album released this year. Full Review »