- Strapped

The Soft Pack - Strapped
CRITIC SCORE
67
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #584 / 879
USER SCORE
69
Based on
1 rating

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70
Consequence of Sound

They may still be a work in progress, but that progress thus far is demonstrative of an increasingly innovative band, one working too hard to slump.

70
The 405

Strapped impossible not to like to some extent; it takes influence from pop-rock most of all, and the hooks that it contains are fantastic

70
Beats Per Minute

The Soft Pack’s knack for a no-tassels hook is what ends up making Strapped worthwhile, and it works best when they tighten the screws and keep it concise.

68
Pitchfork

Long and lush isn't a bad look for the Soft Pack, so long as they're keeping the beat.

68
Paste

Strapped isn’t groundbreaking, especially by the standards The Soft Pack have set for themselves. 

60
No Ripcord

Strapped's thirty-something minutes of southern California rock doesn't turn the page on anything new, but is still a worthy listen.

60
musicOMH

It is a straightforward and solid return from a band who sound unsure whether to stick or twist.

50
PopMatters

Strapped is an album that seems to both highlight the Soft Pack’s strengths and glaringly reveal their limitations to this point.

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Added on: July 9, 2012