White Crosses

  • Record Label: Sire
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2010
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    Against Me! were great because of their flaws, not in spite of them--White Crosses just isn't that much fun to listen to. [Jun 2010, p.102]
  2. The arena-huge tunes can get a little overbearing, but cuts like the title track â?? where Gabel yearns to smash white crosses displayed by anti-abortion activists â?? are righteous, churning gut-rollers.
  3. While White Crosses has a few stellar songs, it lets down as a complete record. Anarchy will have to wait a little longer.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    7
    Album is good not great, a little glossy, a little anthemic but some missteps like Ache With Me.
    I listened to the Black Crosses alternate
    Album is good not great, a little glossy, a little anthemic but some missteps like Ache With Me.
    I listened to the Black Crosses alternate version of White Crosses and really enjoyed some of the versions
    of tracks over "Proper" release, I would like to have seen those on original release to balance the sheen of White Crosses. I.W.T.Anarchist is simply one of the best songs Gabel has written along with Because of The Shame with its Springsteen nod. I don't know what to make of the Foo Fighters like attempt at arena rock stylings but easily more digestible with repeated listens. Do yourself a favor and buy White Crosses and Black crosses, definitely worth the price of admission.
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