Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 60
    The Montreal group has never sounded so desperate or epic as on their fifth album's four earth-scorching, quarter-hour compositions.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Efrim Menuck's off-key wail remains an acquired taste, but there's undeniable collective commitment. [Apr 2008, p.112]
  3. Overall, it's this sense of forced importance that makes the album no fun: You feel like it's meant to do something to you, not for you.
  4. Expect to be challenged by 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons, but don’t expect ever to be truly excited by it.
  5. Alternative Press
    40
    This doesn't say the labum doesn't have its moments, but when you consider the amount of time and patience it takes to get to tthat point, it's hardly worth the payoff. [Apr 2008, p.153]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlanS
    Jun 1, 2008
    10
    This is so beautiful and haunting...Im scared to listen to it alone in the dark...pitchfork have NO idea!
  2. CarlS
    May 29, 2008
    9
    I give it a 9 instead of a 10 because they toned down the strings a little too much, but otherwise I think this album is brilliant and I give it a 9 instead of a 10 because they toned down the strings a little too much, but otherwise I think this album is brilliant and intense, and well worth sitting through 15 minute songs for. Full Review »