User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 78
  2. Negative: 7 out of 78

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  1. JRossi
    Apr 1, 2005
    5
    A huge disappointment considering TOD's other albums. Unfocused, half-realized, a black mark on the band.
  2. StephenB
    Feb 2, 2005
    5
    Disappointing album. Only a couple of songs are really at the level we expect out of AYWKUBTTOD. The album as a whole lacks the level of intensity of their last one. Plus there are a couple truly AWFUL moments on here ('The Best' starts off good, then goes into the crapper with an embarrassing final chorus). There's nothing wrong with venturing into new sonic territory, but Disappointing album. Only a couple of songs are really at the level we expect out of AYWKUBTTOD. The album as a whole lacks the level of intensity of their last one. Plus there are a couple truly AWFUL moments on here ('The Best' starts off good, then goes into the crapper with an embarrassing final chorus). There's nothing wrong with venturing into new sonic territory, but too many of their experiments fail to match the quality and energy of their previous albums. Not a total waste of time, but more is expected from these guys. Expand
  3. Mark
    Apr 5, 2005
    4
    Loved ST&C but this is a very disappointing release. Sounds like they tried half-heartedly to grow since ST&C but after 3 years you'd think if they were actually any good they would put something more accomplished than this out.
  4. JohnR
    Apr 6, 2005
    5
    NME nailed this one- 'Worlds Apart' reads like a suicide note of a band that's tried to intellectualise its place in the canon of Western music and, in doing so, recognised its own irrelevance.' How a band that seemingly understood pure emotion like no other (Source Tags feels so far away) overeach this badly is beyond me. There's a few good areas, but... ugh.
  5. AndyK
    Feb 19, 2005
    5
    Maybe I had my expectations too high after seeing a lot of these songs live. Maybe its because they sound good bookended by better matieral from Madonna and Source Tags. Either way, the good about equals the bad.
  6. RyanC
    Feb 22, 2005
    5
    A loud collapsing mistake. You have to admire the ambition here, but it is wholly overblown. Source Tags seems far away shamefully. Still they remain a tight and increasingly soulful band, just one without quality control
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 31, 2005
    4
    Yuck... I'm all for sonic expansion, but these guys should've just stuck to their old formula. If you don't own Source Tags & Codes, buy that. If you do, listen to it again. Don't bother with this MTV-ready mediocrity.
  8. ChrisS.
    Feb 14, 2005
    5
    Honestly, quite mediocre, especially considering the band who made it.
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. Alternative Press
    60
    The least pretentious--and most accessible--thing AYWKUBTTOD have ever released. That's probably because it sounds a lot like your record collection. [Feb 2005, p.92]
  2. Filter
    92
    This is the best album Trail of Dead has ever made. [#13, p.94]
  3. Simply put, 'Worlds Apart' is a delicately violent piece of art.