Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    80
    It has given a cerebral clarity and garage pop edge to tracks that would otherwise be buried in slaughterhouse riffs under inaudibly angry lyrics. [Summer 2014, p.93]
  2. Jun 16, 2014
    80
    On Jaded & Faded, Cerebral Ballzy sound more visceral and raw than ever before--they’ve ditched the radio-ready gleam, the whole thing sounds recorded in an abandoned crack den on a half-broken tape player, and they’re all the better because of it.
  3. 80
    Jaded & Faded strikes a fine balance between self-deprecation and the supreme confidence needed to get away with suggesting you've had your chips. But there's no second album syndrome here. It whoops ass.
  4. 75
    What makes Jaded & Faded great is the fact that you can still be stuck humming the buzzsaw riffs or cooing a vocal line to yourself hours or days later.
  5. Magnet
    Jul 18, 2014
    70
    The results are mixed. [No. 111, p.53]
  6. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    While this might mean that Jaded & Faded lacks the reckless energy of its precursor, it's ultimately a more adventurous and interesting album because of it, proving that Cerebral Ballzy are more than just a group of guys with a keen interest in hardcore.
  7. 67
    The chops have been there from day one. It’s just that this time out, the songs are worth hanging around for a bit more.
  8. Mojo
    Jul 2, 2014
    60
    Jaded & Faded offers a series of fleetingly thrilling, anti-everything songs that pulse with the kinetic energy of New York street life. [Aug 2014, p.92]
  9. Jun 26, 2014
    60
    It's still one for punk fans only--claims for greater melody and less speed are all relative, and you certainly shouldn't approach Jaded & Faded expecting McBusted--but it's a flash of fun.
  10. Jun 16, 2014
    30
    They've got the speed, the outfits and the record collection, but Cerebral Ballzy's interpretation of hardcore punk never comes off as more than cartoony.

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