Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    100
    Fourteen years later, this reissue reveals a record so unique and ahead-of-its-time that nothing else has sounded like it since.
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    80
    The fact this lost treasure is once again widely available in any capacity is reason to celebrate.
  3. Nov 30, 2012
    80
    Accelerator's savage vitality hasn't diminished one iota in the intervening decade-and-a-half: quite what point it's ultimately trying to make remains typically elusive, but you get the sense that it's somehow been proved right in the long-run.
  4. Magnet
    Nov 27, 2012
    80
    Accelerator is the most focused album Royal Trux ever made. [No.92, p.57]
  5. Mojo
    Nov 21, 2012
    80
    It was uniquely visionary--primordially rockin', yet titled defiantly at the stars. [Dec 2012, p.101]
  6. Nov 6, 2012
    88
    This album sounds every bit as absurd, chaotic, and exhilarating as it did 14 years ago.
  7. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    Accelerator is a confounding album, even a decade and a half later. It's a clear representation of what made Royal Trux so good, but you can also see the limits of their stubborn approach on this album.
  8. Q Magazine
    Nov 21, 2012
    80
    A deranged and thrilling experience, there's been nothing from them to touch it since. [Dec 2012, p.122]
  9. The Wire
    Jan 8, 2013
    60
    Accelerator captures a confused, jokey arc of the duo's trajectory that hasn't aged well in the 14 years since its release. [Dec 2012, p.70]
  10. Uncut
    Jan 3, 2013
    100
    The production is beautifully OTT, with everything stretched and digital, zeroes and ones working binary overtime to warp some of Herrema and Hagerty's greatest anthems into robotic rock mantras. [Feb 2013, p.94]

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