- Tomorrow's Hits

The Men - Tomorrow's Hits
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 23 reviews
2014 Rank: #277 / 827
USER SCORE
74
Based on
83 ratings

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100
Consequence of Sound

The fact that The Men have already been so prolific, have earned veteran status as fast as any act in rock history, has meant that they can’t help but write samey songs from time to time. But those who don’t sleep don’t rust, either, which helps explain why Tomorrow’s Hits is unsurprisingly excellent.

85
The Line of Best Fit

It’s a record full of brilliant playing, solid gold songs and most importantly it feels like an honest assessment of where The Men are right now as a band and as individuals.

83
Paste

Where New Moon prompted lo-fi maps of sound that nibbled at the edges of country, surf rock and straightforward power-pop, The Men have now gone into full-on Springsteen mode.

80
Drowned in Sound

It's reassuring to know that, whether crafting the hits of today, tomorrow or yesterday, The Men occupy a space all their own, a small peculiar universe as wonderfully dated as it is timelessly theirs.

80
musicOMH

The Men have clearly reached the level where they can turn their hand to anything and, once again, it has worked a treat.

80
Exclaim!

Despite the pop-craftsmanship, the band still eschew pop sheen, once again opting for a raw and loud production aesthetic that remains the primary lifeline to their punk roots.

80
AllMusic

Though it's titled Tomorrow's Hits, the album is a well-written love letter to yesterday's rock & roll. Though this means the album's sound isn't nearly as revelatory as the sonic assaults of their earlier work, the Men continue to prove that, above all, they're a band that know what they're doing, even if they don't know what they're doing next.

80
Spin

Though there aren't any clunkers, Tomorrow's Hits peaks when it achieves maximum speed and strives for the ecstatic repetition of eye-rolling, body-transcending gospel music

75
A.V. Club

A few more thorny elements—noisy vestiges of The Men circa the distant past of 2010—would have made for a livelier listen. But at its best, Tomorrow’s Hits nails the new-traditionalist sweet spot.

74
Sputnikmusic

Tomorrow’s Hits is absolutely and unabashedly a dated rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, but at its best, it’s the sort worth indulging in.

72
Pitchfork

Who knows if the Men would be energized or completely lost if they took more time next time out, but Tomorrow’s Hits for now mostly succeeds in toeing the line between being on a roll and being in a rut.

70
PopMatters

They’ve finally made an album that’s comparable to their insane shows. Tomorrow’s Hits will run you ragged and you’ll love every second of this mad ride.

67
Pretty Much Amazing

As effective as the Men’s nostalgia can be at times, an unruly cut like “Pearly Gates” ... inspires a different kind of wistfulness in this listener, for the not-so-bygone days when this band wasn’t the tamest, safest act on the Sacred Bones roster.

60
DIY

More mature sound of 'Tomorrow's Hits' shouldn't come as surprise to many – although those who've found much to love in the Brooklyn-based quintet's oft-frenetic live sets might find themselves a little out of water on this sixth full-length.

55
Under The Radar

Tame by their own high standard of disorder, this record's roomier, rootsier approach lands The Men at the left of the dial—somewhere around The Replacements and early Flamin' Groovies—rather than off it entirely. 

40
Tiny Mix Tapes

For a band that experienced rapid transformation in a short span, this seems to be where they have settled, head nestled in Tom Petty’s bosom.

Jul 1, 2014
GustavoAs02
75
an album that seems to me to honor the classic rock that has been lost with time, more than a few moments on the album does not bode well.
Mar 9, 2014
65
The traditional us rock with nerve and a strong will to survive.
Mar 6, 2014
austincrane235
76
Best Track: Dark Waltz, Get What You Give, or Going Down
Worst Track: Another Night
Most Overrated Track: Pearly Gates
Most Underrated Track: Different Days
Mar 5, 2014
GarretsCarrots
55
The ever evolving all-things-rock band takes a very small step from their last record, residing in roughly the same territory as their past work.
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Added on: December 3, 2013