User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. JohnP
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    Best album of 2005.
  2. AdamR
    Jan 29, 2006
    10
    amazingly dynamic and eerie album that, despite it's often upbeat southern feel, can inspire me to dreams of the strangest and deepest things.
  3. Kevin
    May 22, 2005
    10
    This is easily the best release of 2005 so far; a vastly underrated "debut." Check out "Running, Returning," and "Lumen," these are the best cuts. But they're all good so I command you to buy this!
  4. LouiseH
    May 21, 2005
    10
    I loved the cd. It was creative and lively out of the box music. Very refreshing. This band really has something going.
  5. Ben
    May 20, 2005
    9
    Easily one of the most endearing and admirable release of the year. Tracks like "Italy" and "Franny/You're Human" make this record extremely addicting and highly impressive. Akron/Family is a band to keep your eye on. They're going to do some great things.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Conjures images of an organic commune in an alternate galaxy. [Jun 2005, p.164]
  2. Despite the boundlessness of their instrumentation, Akron/Family maintain remarkable warmth... playing at restrained volumes that invite close listening.
  3. In a perfect combination of inspired production, innovative instrumentation and transcendent songwriting, Akron/Family is a richly layered and flowing album that is as emotional as it is challenging.