Alopecia

  • Record Label: Anticon
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2008
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41

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  1. JamesM.
    Apr 16, 2008
    8
    Excellent, although a bit hit and miss in my opinion.
  2. BenK.
    Apr 18, 2008
    10
    Not usually my style, but I can't stop listening. Gets more melancholic every time I play it.
  3. Nov 23, 2010
    10
    Alopecia: Stands out in my mind as one of my favorite albums of all time. Cryptic, funny melodic and diverse. And a lot of fun to rap along to when you know the words. The fall of mr.fifths is my top played in my itunes, which, in my humble opinion says quite a lot. Criminally overlooked.
  4. SinBad
    Apr 2, 2008
    3
    81 for this crap? Man, the hipsters will latch onto any garbage.
  5. SteveJ.
    Mar 12, 2008
    10
    Best album of the year!!
  6. MatiasK.
    Mar 24, 2008
    9
    Another great album by Why?.
  7. PatrickR.
    Mar 28, 2008
    10
    Every song on this album is badass! Yoni and company have tapped into a great beauty here.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Alternative Press
    70
    It's not as groundbreaking as "Eyelash," but it's another small step in the group's constant evolution. [Apr 2008, p.163]
  2. There’s nothing else like this out there that’s as perfectly realised as this, and to draw upon previous, albeit indirect precedents, that leaves only one outcome from this unruly verbiage.
  3. The lyrical approach has so far kept me from really warming to it, but the words are ugly and weird in an interesting way, which makes me think that maybe eventually a light will come on and it will become one of my favorites.