Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Recovering emos Brand New have taken doing things their own way to the point of invisibility, but their journey into the widescreen ether continues with yet another breathtakingly accomplished record.
  2. Daisy may lack the immediate accessibility of Brand New's previous efforts, but once it grows on you, good luck getting it out of your head.
  3. 80
    The sound is old-fashioned, but the fury is fresh.
  4. Brand New found a way to create a complete, effervescent album.
  5. Not so much a cohesive statement as an investigation of future stylistic destinations.
  6. Filter
    72
    Daisy demonstrates that Barnd New can remain forever sincere and massively intriguing composers. [Fall 2009, p.96]
  7. It's hard for many Brand New superfans to admit, but it's entirely possible that the band simply wrote a good album this time around, not a great one.
  8. The quartet's fourth album avoids genre commonplaces with subtle shadings.
  9. While Daisy does have its share of issues, it is by no means a bad album. The fact is that it falls beneath Brand New’s lofty standards.
  10. Brand New may not be completely comfortable with the slow stuff, but Daisy's willingness to experiment is what makes the album so interesting, even as its furious rock songs continue to pack a punch.
  11. It’s certainly a digression from what they could easily have done, and that was something they, obviously, really needed and wanted to do. But it also feels like a regression from the promise and charm that they once exuded.
  12. Brand New confronts listeners with an impressive variety of sound and fury, but, taken as individual songs or as a cohesive album, Daisy wants for the type of overarching vision that would hold the drama together. That's frustrating, but then again, this is the type of fierce and aching rock that sounds best when one is frustrated. So maybe that's the point.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 122
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    The natural progression from TDAGARIM, brilliant album structure and songs such and Vices, Sink, In a Jar and the haunting Noro make this aThe natural progression from TDAGARIM, brilliant album structure and songs such and Vices, Sink, In a Jar and the haunting Noro make this a must buy. Best listened to as a whole the album is a Journey only tainted by the 'radio single' At The Bottom, easily the worst song on the album Full Review »
  2. Aug 29, 2019
    8
    Criminally underrated, this unique album from Brand New is easily one of the best.
    The album is home to some of the band's most aggressive
    Criminally underrated, this unique album from Brand New is easily one of the best.
    The album is home to some of the band's most aggressive songs such as "Vices" and "Gasoline", but it balances it out quite nicely with loads of slower, and just as great, songs. Jesse's screams sound as great as his soft singing, and he finds a great balance in the album. The guitars suit their song, with some great riffs, and the bass is as heavy as Brand New ever went.
    The lyrics are also another highlight, and the album somehow manages to be even more angry, dark and despondent than 'The Devil and God' and by "Noro" he seems to have lost faith in everything. It's as exceptional as ever.
    A few songs on the album are a bit... worse than the rest, not to say they're bad, or anywhere near that, but they just don't compare. Tracks 4-6 are certainly good, hell I really like "You Stole", but they're just not on the level that this album and this band usually offers.
    Overall, this is one of the darkest and angriest albums the band has. It's unfairly underrated for coming in the middle of their two biggest albums, and also being their last one for 8 years. But believe me, this album is quite the trip.
    Favourites: At the Bottom, Noro, Vices
    Least Favourites: Be Gone, Gasoline
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  3. Mar 16, 2014
    8
    First time i heard the album i hated it! But seriously NORO got stuck in my head a long with a few other songs... It has a sound that grows onFirst time i heard the album i hated it! But seriously NORO got stuck in my head a long with a few other songs... It has a sound that grows on you. You notice something different each time you listen to a song! Good but has its flaws. Full Review »