World's Apart - ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for the critically-acclaimed Texas-based band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. 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.
  2. Their most coherent statement yet. [Feb 2005, p.100]
  3. Simply put, 'Worlds Apart' is a delicately violent piece of art.
  4. Review #1: As pandering as the lyrics may be, they could be forgiven if the songs still brought the rock, and they don’t. [score=35]; Review #2: Worlds Apart is stunning. [score=95]
  5. All in all it's not the noise rush we were craving - and no, it's not as good as Source Tags - but did anyone really think it could be?
  6. The fact that it hides among its excesses a handful of truly excellent rock anthems seems almost like an afterthought, as if, when the band ran out of crazy ideas, they found that there was nothing left to do but write actual songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 56
  2. Negative: 7 out of 56
  1. Dianarchy
    Jan 25, 2005
    This is the best TOD album to date. I had tears in my eyes listening to this. Such raw, real emotion. I love you guys.
  2. PaulW
    Mar 12, 2005
    It's an amazing record. So powerful but also sweet...
  3. Feb 2, 2011
    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 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. Expand
  4. AndrewJ
    Feb 1, 2005
    one of the first great albums of 2005
  5. declanm
    Mar 24, 2005
    i havent heard any other of there music but was impressed with the album as i found it refreshing and am a little surprised with some of the bad press recieved at the end of the day its a feel good rock album period Expand
  6. JRossi
    Apr 1, 2005
    A huge disappointment considering TOD's other albums. Unfocused, half-realized, a black mark on the band.
  7. KyleK
    Jan 28, 2005
    They can't do anything right

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