200 Tons Of Bad Luck

  • Record Label: Invada
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Floyd kick the shit out of 99 percent of the current post-rock crop, so you can't fault CBP for clinging to Picasso's claim that "Good artists copy; great artists steal." [Jun 2009, p.104]
  2. Mojo
    60
    This 77-minute abbreviation includes the 18-minute triptych 'Time Of Ye Life/Born For Nothing/Paranoid Arm Of Narcoleptic Empire, typifying CBP's simmering conflagration of Mogwai, Godspeed! and The God Machine. [May 2009, p.109]
  3. The guitar-led epic soundscapes, choral chanting, woeful strings and portent keys on their debut ‘A Love Of Shared Disasters’ are still present.
  4. The 77-minute epic is absolutely far too long for some. But it is certainly worth sticking around for, even if the third track--a three-part, 18-minute 'Time of Ye Life/Born For Nothing/Paranoid Arm of Narcoleptic Empire'--appears daunting.
  5. Despite these head-scratching derailments, 200 Tons of Bad Luck brings the gloom in Biblical doses.
  6. Uncut
    80
    Over the course of 80 compelling minutes they roam laggardly through rural post-rock, prog, folk, ambient and doom metal pastures without ever trying your patience. [May 2009, p.80]
  7. 80
    The contrasts, themes, and sheer eclectics of the album make for something that any one person can listen to, and relate to.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SmazzK.
    Sep 10, 2009
    10
    Perfect post-rock. The new Floyd....well closest yet.
  2. CarlS
    Jun 1, 2009
    10
    The individual disc is only half as good as the double album (The Resurrectionists & Night Raider), but still chronicles most of the better The individual disc is only half as good as the double album (The Resurrectionists & Night Raider), but still chronicles most of the better songs, and works pretty well as a stand-alone. Seek out or download the full double album to get the complete experience though, it won't leave you disappointed. Full Review »