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  • Summary: The fifth full-length for the rock band led by Jared Leto features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky and Halsey.
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  1. Apr 13, 2018
    60
    America succeeds in representing its namesake: it's confused, inspirational, and, like Thirty Seconds To Mars circa 2018, at a serious crossroads where the future is uncertain but oddly hopeful.
  2. Apr 13, 2018
    50
    America presents the most contemporary, Top 40-friendly version of Thirty Seconds to Mars to date. Bombastic drums and guitars have largely been replaced with fairly tame looped and programmed beats and ominous synths, basically reimagining Thirty Seconds to Mars as the glossy grungetronica of Imagine Dragons. Leto still screams like a banshee, but for once the sounds backing him don’t match his fury.
  3. Q Magazine
    Apr 13, 2018
    40
    Like Leto's performance in the risible Suicide Squad, the result is unsubtle, self-important and not half as good as it thinks it is. [Jun 2018, p.106]
  4. Kerrang!
    Apr 13, 2018
    40
    America is an odd album, one that requires patience to unlock. [7 Apr 2018, p.54]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. May 23, 2018
    10
    Great work with some recent music tendencies, proving to be something original but not as original as their previous albums.
  2. May 9, 2018
    10
    Reviews proved to be divisive just as the band conceived the album, I guess they succeeded with their concept.
  3. Apr 18, 2018
    10
    I don't know what's wrong with most of the people on the internet.
    This album is a great one, much better than most of the mainstream music
    I don't know what's wrong with most of the people on the internet.
    This album is a great one, much better than most of the mainstream music these days.
    It's all about change and evolution of music. This doesn't mean that Thirty Seconds to Mars cannot make what they have made before, it's just that they follow change and innovation. They take risks to create something different everytime they show up. They love change, and that's what Thirty Seconds to Mars is all about.
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  4. Oct 6, 2018
    4
    Eu sei que todos os artistas podem (e devem) inovar e experimentar coisas novas, mas... Este álbum, que representa uma mudança drástica noEu sei que todos os artistas podem (e devem) inovar e experimentar coisas novas, mas... Este álbum, que representa uma mudança drástica no estilo do rock alternativo, simplesmente não foi desenvolvido o suficiente. Falta a energia dos trabalhos anteriores... Se isto é a América, eu não quero conhecê-la. Expand
  5. May 2, 2018
    3
    Wow, talk about a disappointment. I was super excited for this album back when "Walk on Water" dropped as a single last August. The only timeWow, talk about a disappointment. I was super excited for this album back when "Walk on Water" dropped as a single last August. The only time before that I had really heard 30STM was in 2014 when I saw them in concert with Linkin Park, but I remember them being really good. Then January rolled around, and we got "Dangerous Night." This song was really nothing special, and it's disappointing because it's produced by Zedd, one of my favorite EDM artists this decade. "One Track Mind" and "Rescue Me" were awful, then the whole album dropped, and it's bad. Aside from the aforementioned "Walk on Water," the only great track on this album, the only songs I can say I like are "Great Wide Open" and "Hail to the Victor." There are tracks such as "Monolith" and "Rider" that are just unnecessary filler, and tracks where Jared Leto really doesn't seem to give a crap about emoting while he sings, such as "Dawn Will Rise" and the aforementioned "One Track Mind." And on the latter, A$AP Rocky's verse is just extremely boring, the worst bar being that forced reference to the band's name. Speaking of featured artists, Halsey is totally wasted on the track "Love Is Madness," which virtually just repeats the same verse twice and there is little to no creativity in the lyrics. Overall, this will probably go down as the most disappointing album of 2018.

    Rating: D
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  6. Aug 30, 2019
    1
    It's 1 and not 0 bc the band (read "Jared") took a leap into doing something else entirely, leaving rock, leaving the idea of good authenticIt's 1 and not 0 bc the band (read "Jared") took a leap into doing something else entirely, leaving rock, leaving the idea of good authentic music. Yea the end product is ugh but they tried. And I'm disappointed af Expand
  7. May 22, 2018
    0
    Absolute Trash. I LOVED their first three albums. I was only 11 so I never got to see them live and sadly never will because they've turned toAbsolute Trash. I LOVED their first three albums. I was only 11 so I never got to see them live and sadly never will because they've turned to **** and wouldn't want to waste my money. What a cruel world. Expand

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