Alter - Pleasure Forever
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. This is sensual, prophetic, dense and romantic, sumptuous and altogether eerie.
  2. Each of Alter's twelve tracks are structurally slippery, shifting seamlessly from style to style in a way that makes it almost impossible to accurately map their paths. The subsequent mazes can be disorienting, but it's the most thrilling brand of dementia, as well as an acute reminder of the tension and balance true songwriting prowess can build.
  3. Decadent, theatrical, and magnetic, Alter falters only when the band's ambitions get the better of them, but the album's slight unevenness doesn't prevent it from being tremendously exciting.
  4. Alter is intense, brooding, and taut, perfectly utilizing piano, chaotic dissident guitar, and complex percussion.
  5. The results are far more interesting than one might imagine, revealing an album that is imminently accessible yet refreshingly unpredictable.
  6. If vocal distortion is to indie rock what the vocoder is to commercial pop, then Pleasure Forever's Alter is Sub Pop's answer to Cher's "Believe." [Jun 2003, p.97]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Aug 30, 2010
    7
    This is a good album. I happened upon it accidentally and liked it despite myself. Unfortunately, the album didn't take hold as the kids didn't really know what to make of it when it was released. Perhaps it will have a resurgence. Full Review »