• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: May 23, 2006
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. We Don't Have to Whisper is too doggedly dour and amorphous to be more than a curiosity.
  2. Uncut
    40
    Coming from a former punk goof, all this sentimentality feels somewhat po-faced. [Jul 2006, p.84]
  3. DeLonge yanks heartstrings with so-so results.
  4. While Angels & Airwaves are pretty good, don't pick up We Don't Have To Whisper expecting a revolutionary sound designed to shatter your worldview and change your life. On the other hand, if you want something to fill the gap while U2 are recording are their new album, look no further.
  5. We Don't Need To Whisper feels like 50 long minutes of DeLonge proving himself as an artist.
  6. Spin
    60
    Here, his three sidemen elevate [DeLonge's] emo tendencies to something grander and more timelessly romantic--though somewhat less exciting. [Jul 2006, p.82]
  7. Blender
    40
    The resulting batch of songs... just pad out the duller bits of blink, then add walls of mid-'80s-era U2 guitar chimes. [Jun 2006, p.136]
  8. Many of Angel's midtempo tracks, while well-intentioned, fail to reach the lofty heights to which they aspire.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 267 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 267
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    6
    Though a clever album and relatively well composed tracks it still falls short of what Tom said Angels and Airwaves would be. I do believe TomThough a clever album and relatively well composed tracks it still falls short of what Tom said Angels and Airwaves would be. I do believe Tom over specualated when he said this was going to be the best thing in Rock music he went o to say it was even better than Blink-182 (which it is not). So sad for Tom that he no longer takes pride in his best world which was Blink-182 Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2012
    9
    Intelligent, chilling and beautiful. That's exactly what the first album of Angels & Airwaves is. I wouldn't believe that this is the projectIntelligent, chilling and beautiful. That's exactly what the first album of Angels & Airwaves is. I wouldn't believe that this is the project of blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge, if I wouldn't recognize his voice. Completely different but also amazing. His voice sounds extremely beautiful here and the songs are really good made. Brilliant musicians made one fantastic album here, which is sadly very underrated. Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    Tom Delonge has seemed to have developed a massive ego stating this was going to be a massive rock revolution which it really is not. It wasTom Delonge has seemed to have developed a massive ego stating this was going to be a massive rock revolution which it really is not. It was alright but its not blink-182 Full Review »