13 Blues for Thirteen Moons - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
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. Today's politically charged songwriters can drop coy manifestos and clever metaphors all they want--Silver Mt Zion's 13 Blues actually flushes out the psychic, karmic residue of a suicidal civilization just to stomp around in all that apocalyptic plasma.
  2. 13 Blues… scores 10 in almost every sense, but to award such an accolade would imply this is a record never to be bettered.
  3. Silver Mount Zion were already way ahead of many of their contemporaries, but 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons sees them blazing past even further, up and away, to some unexplored, perhaps dangerous, but tremendously exciting new horizons of artistic expression.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 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 intense, and well worth sitting through 15 minute songs for. Full Review »