Weapons - Lostprophets
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
  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. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    Lostprophets still sound hungry and confident, and when they stick the landing, as is the case with the relentless single "Bring 'Em Down," it leaves a mark.
  3. Apr 9, 2012
    70
    Weapons feels so full, so intentional, that it's hard not to get dragged into the chorus of people that will doubtless lock arms to these songs live.
  4. 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.
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    This is a fine album that warrants serious investigation from any and every rock circle.
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    When it does flare up at its brightest though, [despite sounding a little burnt out at times] Weapons is exhilarating, a real call to arms from a band that deserves every bit of their continued prevalence.
  7. But as a big comeback for these Welsh titans, it's more lost than prophecy...
  8. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    They play these songs with passion and swagger.
  9. Jun 21, 2012
    30
    Lostprophets has survived in music by understanding what their fans like and catering to them, but with Weapons, the band is firmly entrenched in their comfort zone. While that might excite long-time fans of the band, it provides little to those looking for innovation or excitement out of the genre.
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 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 »