Whatever's On Your Mind

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2011
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Sep 13, 2011
    40
    Whatever's on Your Mind is as scattershot as the band that made it.
  2. Aug 5, 2011
    60
    A disappointing return from the former Mercury champions.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    Their commercial star has long since waned, but there is enough here to suggest that Gomez's creative light still flickers on.
  4. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2011
    60
    Specialists in Transatlantica hone their songcraft. [July 2011, p. 100]
  5. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    The landscape has changed a lot since Gomez first broke down the door, announcing their arrival. This shouldn't take away from the fact that Whatever's On Your Mind is decent enough, as albums go, but you feel it's been preceded by too many slight returns to make new ground this time around.
  6. Jun 17, 2011
    60
    The five-strong troupe play fast and loose with the same elements that have served them so well across the last decade.
  7. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    The title of Gomez's seventh studio album reflects the low-key, easy-flowing attitude these boyish Brits have maintained since winning the U.K.'s coveted Mercury Prize with their 1998 debut.
  8. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Whatever's On Your Mind fails to leave much of a lasting impression aside from the hooks and the impressive way the band can make a straightforward pop tune sonically adventurous.
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  1. Jun 24, 2011
    9
    Ignore the negative reviews. This is a fine album. Perhaps not the deepest or most high minded, but many critics don't have the properIgnore the negative reviews. This is a fine album. Perhaps not the deepest or most high minded, but many critics don't have the proper appreciation for how difficult it is to make a catchy pop song that holds up over time. Fortunately for us, Gomez is very good at it. Full Review »