MojoIf anything, surpasses its illustrious predecessor. [Sep 2001, p.98]
BlenderNot as revelatory as Deserter's Songs, but a worthy (and lovely) companion piece. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.125]
Their most precise work yet - it's both musically decorous and lyrically savage... But high-pitched repetition of the music and the inaccessibility of the lyrics means that all but the most seriously baked listener has to work to meet the band on their shifting, obscure landscape.
NealM.Dec 20, 2001Absolutely amazing.
WodekS.Oct 25, 2001All is rock. A triumph.
PeterMDec 9, 2004Great album!
UlrichAug 11, 2008Never has a 'rock' album rocked as little as this! There is a lot of fanatical Rev fans so they must do something right......i just Never has a 'rock' album rocked as little as this! There is a lot of fanatical Rev fans so they must do something right......i just find them really boring! I can understand comparisons with The Flaming Lips who make similar music but with less annoying vocals and with a likability and personality that the rev seem to lack. Whereas the Lips can evoke and convey emotions and feelings that can be quite profound, i find the Rev convey feelings that are merely abstract which for me removes the humanity from the music and therefore dulls its impact. ps. note to "E Online"........mercury rev sound fuck all like Built to Spill..........ridiculous comment.… Collapse
rogerthatoOct 21, 2006Am I the only person who thinks the production on this sounds unreasonably cheesy? All the instruments sound like midi, which - whether or Am I the only person who thinks the production on this sounds unreasonably cheesy? All the instruments sound like midi, which - whether or not they are meant to sound that way - ruin the otherwise decent songs. It's very frustrating to listen to.… Expand
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