Weapons

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    60
    For now, this stands as another good if inessential addition to their catalog-a phrase that, for better or worse, applies to the majority of their output.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 4, 2012
    50
    "Another Shot" adds tension and atmosphere but a tendency toward the derivative come to the for on synth-centreed gloomfest "Can't Get Enough." [May 2012, p.77]
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    50
    'Weapons' has no shortage of big choruses, slick production and crunching riffs but is let down by tired lyrics and too many forgettable songs.
  4. But as a big comeback for these Welsh titans, it's more lost than prophecy...
  5. Q Magazine
    Apr 24, 2012
    40
    The problem is that when they do attempt something different [as on some parts of this album] things go horribly wrong. [May 2012, p.100]
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    8
    In all honesty, this is the worst Lostprophets album. However, it is not a bad album by any means. The overall tone is similar to their thirdIn all honesty, this is the worst Lostprophets album. However, it is not a bad album by any means. The overall tone is similar to their third album Liberation Transmission - very light at times, with some songs containing the same edginess of their first two albums - but more American rock cheesiness. If you can embrace the cheese, you will enjoy the album as it has some great, uplifting tracks like 'Another Shot', 'Jesus Walks' and 'A Song For Where I'm From'. Older Lostprophets fans won't find much on the record to satisfy their cravings for another 'Burn Burn' or 'Shinobi Dragon vs Ninja', despite the efforts of 'Bring 'em Down' and 'We Bring An Arsenal' which are both banging tracks despite this. Rap-rock anthem 'Better Off Dead' is a good indicator as to whether old fans will enjoy this album - you will either love it or hate it. 'Weapons' may be a disappointment to many but as disappointments go, it's a damn good one. I suggest going that little bit further and buying the deluxe edition which gives you five extra track and a surprising bonus that satisfies those who would have been craving something heavier throughout the 10 main tracks. Full Review »