Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    90
    A spectacular, modern take on a classic, timeworn formula.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    It's all wonderful stuff here. [Dec 2012, p.85]
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    This self-titled debut is a joy. [Dec 2012, p.64]
  4. 80
    It's so obviously rendered from the hearts of its band members, four sensitive guys who wanted to make some music about love, and there's something beautifully honest, vulnerable, and likable about that.
  5. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    Resurrecting ghosts of endless summers past, Allah-Las are modern surf and psych-rock at its best.
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    It's a hazy, California rock record, building off older sounds but never being trapped by them.
  7. Oct 26, 2012
    70
    It might be nice to hear them amp it up a bit on their next record for a change of pace, but this works just fine as a bummed-out garage trip.
  8. Nov 30, 2012
    69
    Allah-Las are ultimately preoccupied with sound above all else. So long as there are 12-string guitars, four-piece drumkits, and lots and lots of reverb, the rest of the world can go away.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 13, 2014
    9
    The entire album is amazing, but, Ela Navega kind of kills it in the middle. Just take out that song from your playlist and enjoy on repeatThe entire album is amazing, but, Ela Navega kind of kills it in the middle. Just take out that song from your playlist and enjoy on repeat all summer long. Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2013
    8
    The sound these garage-sound guys are able to replicate from the sixties is not to be overlooked, nor are the lovely hooks or lyrics. TheThe sound these garage-sound guys are able to replicate from the sixties is not to be overlooked, nor are the lovely hooks or lyrics. The guitar, sound, and vocals are a throwback but still pepper in fresh sentiments about the beach and heartbreak. Although there are only a couple of standout tracks, it does have a cohesiveness. It's a must-have for anyone who enjoys garage rock purists. Full Review »