Album
Open Your Heart
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Artist
The Men

Open Your Heart by The Men

The Men - Open Your Heart
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Rank: #12 / 750
USER SCORE
81
Based on
61 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Compared to Leave Home’s murky smear of scream-fueled, shoegaze-shrouded punk, Open Your Heart is practically a party album.

90
No Ripcord

The Men’s Open Your Heart has the good sense to utilize its influences as a means to go forward, cultivating an eclectic albeit consistent brand of independent rock n’ roll music.

89
Beats Per Minute

It rages, rages more, tapers off, creeps up behind you, knocks your block off, takes a step back, then does those last two simultaneously – and that’s just the first half of the album.

85
Pitchfork

Open Your Heart is both tremendously physical and friendly, knocking you on your ass one second, then immediately helping you back up to put a beer in your hand.

80
Under The Radar

With Open Your Heart, the group refine things just enough

80
NME

Overall, ‘Open Your Heart’ is breezier and more tuneful than its predecessor, but this is very relative.

80
Consequence of Sound

The Men may not be hailed as the genre’s saviors, nor should they be, but here they have done an excellent job as its purveyors.

70
The 405

The Men have crafted a wonderfully accessible record with increased focus and improved song writing, even if there is still more to be developed upon

70
Drowned in Sound

Even if it’s over-seasoned with idolatry, there’s still an awful lot to like about this record, and more than a few moments to love.

60
PopMatters

At the end of the day, the Men aren’t quite all they’re cracked up to be, but even a bitter cynic like me has to admit, this album is worth a listen.

User Reviews
OmarElDark
93
Lo admito soy un fan de hueso colorado de "The Men", Open Your Heart es un album cervecero , tiene baterias descomunales, duelos de guitarras empapadas en sudor , shoegaze revuelto con psicodelia , punk rabioso, garage corrosivo, es una celebración, es una locura, es como el sueño de todo adolescente frustrado listo para repartir patadas y puños frente a una multitud.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: March 6, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Sacred Bones
GENRE: Noise Rock
WEBSITE: wearethemen.blogspot.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 17 - A.V. Club
# 16 - Beats Per Minute
# 11 - Cokemachineglow
# 42 - Consequence of Sound
# 37 - DIY
# 23 - Exclaim!
# 24 - No Ripcord
# 11 - Paste
# 50 - Pazz and Jop
# 30 - Pitchfork
# 40 - PopMatters
# 27 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 17 - Stereogum
# 36 - Tiny Mix Tapes
MISC LISTS
# 47 - Pitchfork Readers
Track List
  1. Turn It Around 
  2. Animal 
  3. Country Song 
  4. Oscillation 
  5. Please Don't Go Away 
  6. Open Your Heart 
  7. Candy 
  8. Cube 
  9. Presence 
  10. Ex-Dreams
Contributions By
wallver, thisisabtlgrnd, patton
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Added on: December 18, 2011