Alpine Static

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2005
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Kinski seems too satisfied with going down the road that isn't less traveled, and that makes all the difference. This is a pity, because there are, in fact, moments of brilliance within these walls of cock rock impersonation and intellectual thievery.
  2. Kinski have the potential, the skill, the other requisite intangibles to be awe-inspiring, but somehow they keep shooting left of the mark.
  3. Mojo
    60
    Experimental longueurs and lack of vocals mean this trip's not for everyone, but out-rock fans should get on board. [Aug 2005, p.109]
  4. While there's a noticeable over-reliance on antiquated classic rock bravado, there's plenty of space to explore here to keep the most discerning noise-rock fan interested.
  5. Paste Magazine
    60
    This nostalgic psych appeal proves ideal for impulsive summertime road trips. [Aug/Sep 2005, p.128]
  6. Magnet
    50
    The hooks fail to sink in, and Kinski is occasionally too clever for its own good. [#68, p.100]
  7. You'll need patience and a handful of Ritalin to get through the second half of the LP, even die-hard fans.

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