Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Their most coherent statement yet. [Feb 2005, p.100]
  2. Their punk and indie roots are still very much in evidence... But the separation-of-instruments clarity and punchier dynamics that propel each song owe more to the Who. [28 Jan 2005, p.81]
  3. 92
    This is the best album Trail of Dead has ever made. [#13, p.94]
  4. Trail of Dead has made the album of its career.
  5. Even Trail of Dead's slightest moments speak with the purpose and ambition of genuine rock 'n' roll intellect and desire. [6 Feb 2005]
  6. It's killer stuff for any frame of mind.
  7. Combining brute force with melody, Worlds Apart is a stunning showcase for AYWKUBTTOD's mature sound, full of unexpected subtleties, musical wild-cards and detours.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 56
  2. Negative: 7 out of 56
  1. Feb 2, 2011
    10
    One of the most inexplicably panned records (by critics not fans) I can remember. Worlds Apart is not perfect but it is a fantastic follow upOne of the most inexplicably panned records (by critics not fans) I can remember. Worlds Apart is not perfect but it is a fantastic follow up to the greatest record they could make (Source Codes...). There are a handful of songs that are absolute classics (Caterwaul, Let It Dive, Rest Will Follow, A Classic Arts Showcase) and while the back end tails off in a different direction it is still majestic and arranged beautifully. I'll never understand what these guys did to turn off all of the hipster blogs that have been panning them ever since this album was released but they deserve better. And if you don't believe me go to a live show and experience their music the way it was meant to be: loud, raw and tightly wound. Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    Nice piece of work. I don't want to write a review that would mean that I would have to listen to it right now, I do not want to right now,Nice piece of work. I don't want to write a review that would mean that I would have to listen to it right now, I do not want to right now, but this is still a 10 love it. Is that enough characters now, Full Review »
  3. CaseyP
    Apr 7, 2009
    10
    I was amazingly surprised at the overall negativity of the professional criticism. There's always the question of personal taste, so it I was amazingly surprised at the overall negativity of the professional criticism. There's always the question of personal taste, so it makes no difference to me. I found this album beautifully fulfilling. It's epic and wide scope sweeps over me every time I listen to it. Each and every song finds it's own place on this album, each and every song destroying the preconception made by the previous. Overall, the album is amazing, and contnues to make me listen over and over. Full Review »