• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    70
    Like PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, Peggy Sue locate the precise point where heartache gives way to bloody vengeance and mine that darkness for all it's worth.
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Peggy Sue's Acrobats is one of the most scattered, schizophrenic, soul questioning--and beautiful and best records of the year.
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    Acrobats drags a bit near the end, but there's no denying that it's a huge leap forward.
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    While Peggy Sue's drastic musical overhaul doesn't always convince, it's an admirably brave effort which possesses enough quality to make it worth the occasional test of endurance.
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    90
    Clearly the product of a great deal of work and expressive of a fascinating atmosphere of weight and tension, Acrobats is one of the finest returns of the year.
  6. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    A significant step onwards from their acoustic debut, Acrobats finds the trio developing a taste for the electric, which adds miles to their creative horizons.
  7. 70
    A huge step forward for them and, hopefully, for their public perception too.
  8. Oct 24, 2011
    70
    Even with these small blips, Peggy Sue have made the transition to a darker and bolder sound with ease.
  9. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    For all the development in their sound, this new Peggy Sue is less lovable than before, the whimsy and the wit, the colour and the life a little buried, and whatever their final lyrics say, a touch too troubled now.
  10. Nov 3, 2011
    60
    The results are nearly as haunting, but the songwriting just isn't at that level yet. [Oct 2011, p.108]
  11. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    This is a seriously dense and elaborate album. [Nov 2011, p.94]

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