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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Australian rock band led by Jenna McDougall was produced by David Bendeth.
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Oxygen
Inhale, hold, release Forever bound in your net of safety And it's the most dangerous place I can be Like torture to me I long to taste life without... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Alternative Press
    Mar 3, 2016
    80
    Limitless might not be the album their fans all completely agree on, but it does mark a maturing band. [Mar 2016, p.96]
  2. Mar 3, 2016
    70
    What might be considered a sellout by some can sometimes be a positive move when handled with finesse, and Tonight Alive make a convincing go of it on soaring anthems of empowerment like "To Be Free," "Drive," and "Power of One."
  3. Kerrang!
    Mar 3, 2016
    60
    Limitless is often thwarted by its execution rather than its ambition. [27 Feb 2016, p.50]
  4. Mar 4, 2016
    60
    While their hooks are huge, there are moments within Limitless that seem too polished.
  5. Mar 3, 2016
    30
    The misstep is in the execution, resulting in sound that bears little resemblance to their previous efforts. At best, Limitless is an overly ambitious re-invention. At worst, it’s a terribly misjudged collection.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 6, 2016
    9
    Tonight Alive's latest album boasts a steady range of talent, from Jenna McDougall's vocals to the band's capability to elevate her singing toTonight Alive's latest album boasts a steady range of talent, from Jenna McDougall's vocals to the band's capability to elevate her singing to a higher level. "Human Interaction", "Drive" and "How Does It Feel?" remain stand-out tracks. Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2016
    6
    This is another case of a nice pop-punk band evolving/changing (or "selling out", some would say). The album themes and lyrics seem meaningfulThis is another case of a nice pop-punk band evolving/changing (or "selling out", some would say). The album themes and lyrics seem meaningful and honest, but musically it flirts with electronic music and only a few songs look reminiscent from previous albums. Also, it comes as a bit generic, formulaic, unoriginal, forced and uninspiring at times.

    I don't find it a bad album per se, but it's clearly underwhelming and step back from The Other Side and The Edge, the last song they released after this album. I appreciate the higher usage of piano, but not a fan of all the electronic stuff. The best songs are How Does It Feel and I Defy, probably the most reminiscent from previous albums.
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  3. Mar 4, 2016
    5
    You can appreciate that the band are trying to branch out and do new things. But it doesn't **** work. A lot of the album comes off as forced.You can appreciate that the band are trying to branch out and do new things. But it doesn't **** work. A lot of the album comes off as forced. The few bright spots (like To Be Free or How Does It Feel) can't save the album. It's a serious step down from The Other Side. So disappointed, because after hearing The Edge, I thought we were going to get some heavier stuff from the band. Instead we get electronic nonsense, and a bad crossover attempt. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2016
    3
    I was very excited to see a new Tonight Alive track come out after the fantastic "Other Side." This album tried something new; but not great.I was very excited to see a new Tonight Alive track come out after the fantastic "Other Side." This album tried something new; but not great. Tracks like "To Be Free" and "I Deny" are fun for what they are but the rest of the album is monotonous and boring. Songs start to blend together leaving no impact, and tracks like "Drive" show a stunning drop in quality from "The Other Side." Credit where credit's due; they tried something different and that's commendable. However, the album is such a step down that from "The Other Side." Whether it's the over-production, delay and reverb slathered to make something work, or just bad songwriting (something I thought I could never accuse them of) I hope for better in the future. Listen to the two I recommended, other than that, stay away for Limitless. Expand