The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Ratings: #926 / 944
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
2012 Ratings: #259
June 5, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Glassnote / Columbia / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

A sophisticated, epic, slow burn of an album, The Temper Trap finds the band taking the creative long view, and updating its bombastic guitar rock with a moody, somewhat synth-oriented sound.

50
NME

This is a vision-free second album that sounds like a band who have nothing close to ‘Sweet Disposition’ in their arsenal. 

45
Paste

The only thing that The Temper Trap’s self-titled album proves is that they may have been a one-hit wonder all along.

40
No Ripcord

When it comes to developing and honing the craft of songwriting to present a signature sound with a variety of ideas, The Temper Trap fall short.

40
PopMatters

Their instrumentation is not potent enough to overwhelm their poor lyrics, and their lead singer hasn’t figured out how to use his voice in a way that moves masses.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#45/AllMusic

Track List

  1. Need Your Love 
  2. London's Burning 
  3. Trembling Hands 
  4. The Sea Is Calling 
  5. Miracle 
  6. This Isn't Happiness 
  7. Where Do We Go From Here 
  8. Never Again 
  9. Dreams 
  10. Rabbit Hole 
  11. I'm Gonna Wait 
  12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel
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