Here Come the Runts

AWOLNATION - Here Come the Runts
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #273 / 831
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2018 Ratings: #570
Liked by 2 people
February 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Red Bull / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Young Folks
No doubt, this is AWOLNATION’s best album yet.
83
A.V. Club

The variety of genres here impresses the most; as Bruno gets even more adept in the studio, he’s learning that a minimalist, acoustic-led song like “Seven Sticks Of Dynamite” can be more effective than a cut boasting 64 tracks.

80
Spill Magazine
It’s an updated rock sound; a break from the idea that rock has to be a downer or dressed all in black. Great release from AWOLNATION.
80
Classic Rock
Aaron Bruno’s third rip-roaring roller-coaster ride.
74
GIGsoup

'Here Come the Runts' is a well-produced alternative rock album that should definitely get a spot on your playlist.

60
AllMusic

Here Come the Runts doesn't shine or resonate like Awolnation's previous material, though it is quite clear that Aaron Bruno's songwriting abilities are understated.

zachthesnack
55
AWOLNATION come back with an under the radar 3rd album, and it might just be their best yet! Definitely some of Aaron Bruno's finest work!

▲All Of Them

luna128
65
AWOONATION
chunderz
76
This is one of those albums that got buried amongst all of the other releases. As such, I kept on putting it off, promising that I would eventually get around to. Luckily, that day finally came and my god, am I glad that I bothered to get around to it.

'Here Come the Runts' is filled with so many glorious pop hooks that it is hard to distinguish a genuine favourite on the album. While it may seem that the band is playing it somewhat safe with their sound, this isn't a problem if you're ... read more
rationalpeanut
90
probably his best.
South101
85
This album is a fun pop rock album. A little better than "Run" in my opinion. This album is more fun and leans heavier on pop and rock than "Run." The album's opener, the title track, reminds me of how good Awolnation is at starting their albums. The guitars, the drums, the trumpets...it just sounds big. The instrumentation fits well with the title. The song "Jealous Buffoon" is extremely catchy and definitely sticks out. I like how the song "Seven Sticks of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Here Come the Runts
  2. Passion
  3. Sound Witness System
  4. Miracle Man
  5. Handyman
  6. Jealous Buffoon
  7. Seven Sticks of Dynamite
  8. A Little Luck and a Couple of Dogs
  9. Table for One
  10. My Molasses
  11. Cannonball
  12. Tall, Tall Tale
  13. The Buffoon
  14. Stop That Train
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Added on: November 17, 2017