• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 56
  2. Negative: 8 out of 56

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  1. RandyL
    May 6, 2004
    5
    Mediocre, bland, lackluster you get my point. THis isnt bad music because Ive always considered the Vines to be a good band and some of AUstralia's best rockers (Jet currently has that title of course). But this album is so uninspiring its frustrating. You'll be listenting to this in anticipation of something brilliant but chances are it wont come. 5 because its purely Mediocre, bland, lackluster you get my point. THis isnt bad music because Ive always considered the Vines to be a good band and some of AUstralia's best rockers (Jet currently has that title of course). But this album is so uninspiring its frustrating. You'll be listenting to this in anticipation of something brilliant but chances are it wont come. 5 because its purely middle-of-the-road Expand
  2. GenericNick
    Jan 4, 2006
    4
    This album doesn't suck. There's just nothing in it to get excited about or prompt me to put it back in the player.
  3. MojoPiN
    Oct 19, 2007
    6
    The slower songs take precedence on this record as they are the ones with the most soul and passion as well as the strongest melodies. However there are too many moments where the record sort of falls in on itself and just struts on aimlessly without any intention to pull the listener in. It's not a record for all parts of the day, though when things seem grey and off-setting it The slower songs take precedence on this record as they are the ones with the most soul and passion as well as the strongest melodies. However there are too many moments where the record sort of falls in on itself and just struts on aimlessly without any intention to pull the listener in. It's not a record for all parts of the day, though when things seem grey and off-setting it works far better than at other times. Expand
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 70
    There's something about the precision of the gear changes and the crisp efficiency of Rob Schnapf's production that hits the spot, however derivatively. [Apr 2004, p.134]
  2. The album's midsection--in other words, just about everything between the first song and the last song--sags under the weight of midtempo, middle-of-the-road throwaways. [31 Mar 2004]
  3. Winning Days is a noisy triumph -- as good as their 2002 debut, Highly Evolved, and in some ways a leap forward in style and frenzy.