Where You Want To Be

  • Record Label: Victory
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2004
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    It's the album most bands wish they could make. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Rock-radio gold. [6 Aug 2004, p.80]
  3. Spin
    75
    Their bread and butter is still exuberantly juvenile pessimism. [Aug 2004, p.107]
  4. Where You Want to Be is definitely a solid album -- especially considering that it was recorded so soon after half the band was replaced -- but crafting something a little more unique would take Taking Back Sunday's music that much farther.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    Easily my favorite album ever. It has sick lead songs, and even the "weaker" songs kick ass. It is very underrated and veryEasily my favorite album ever. It has sick lead songs, and even the "weaker" songs kick ass. It is very underrated and very underappreciated. Being a follow up to a great debut album, Taking Back Sunday really pushed the boundaries in this pop-punk masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2012
    4
    The band's second release suffers from poor lyrics and over-familiar song structure. Having said that, 'the Photograph is Proof' and 'SetThe band's second release suffers from poor lyrics and over-familiar song structure. Having said that, 'the Photograph is Proof' and 'Set Phasers to Stun' makes this a more enjoyable listen that their later releases. Full Review »
  3. BenW
    Jan 15, 2007
    7
    Good, but not Brand New.