Arabia Mountain - Black Lips
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Sep 19, 2012
    8
    i thoroughly enjoyed this LP. Black Lips make experimental punk songs that are very catchy, very simple, and extremely effective. The more I listen to it, the more I catch onto it and enjoy it more. All In All, Black lips are a great band and this a great record. B+
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    8
    The Black Lips create a very upbeat, fun, enjoyable album. It's hard not to listen to this album and not tap your feet and bop your head, maybe even dance a little.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    10
    Put Mark Ronson and The Black Lips together sounds like an abstract dream. But thats what we got, an abstract beautiful dream. Filled with summery garage flower punk music. Mark Ronson is well known for his work in Mainstream production and the Black Lips are well known for their Low Fi D.I.Y punk music. The album still sounds rough like any other Black Lips LP. Something that I reallyPut Mark Ronson and The Black Lips together sounds like an abstract dream. But thats what we got, an abstract beautiful dream. Filled with summery garage flower punk music. Mark Ronson is well known for his work in Mainstream production and the Black Lips are well known for their Low Fi D.I.Y punk music. The album still sounds rough like any other Black Lips LP. Something that I really liked on the album was the saxophones that appear on a number of the tracks. The LP has this 60's pop sound to it which is just fun to listen too. The vocals are screechy which matches the distorted guitars. I love the riffs, I love the vocal and lyrics. FAVORITE SONG "Family Tree". Its just an amazing album. 10/10 Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    A rock record in a modern time with a classic soul: Arabia Mountain, probably bering the Lips finest album, is a true rock n` roll wonder. Ronson has been able to capture the intensity and the energy of the Atlanta band, while rendering their sometimes harsh sound as pop as rock would allow it. What we have here then is a catchy and urgent, happy and worried, fun and ecclectic record thatA rock record in a modern time with a classic soul: Arabia Mountain, probably bering the Lips finest album, is a true rock n` roll wonder. Ronson has been able to capture the intensity and the energy of the Atlanta band, while rendering their sometimes harsh sound as pop as rock would allow it. What we have here then is a catchy and urgent, happy and worried, fun and ecclectic record that makes you dance to a new favorite song every week after you got hooked to it. There`s a song about Spiderman, one about ice cream, one that makes you wanna surf... the diversity is great. I seriously wonder how they will top themselves on the next one... Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    Wild abandon never sounded so inviting. [Aug. 2011, p. 104]
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    78
    Ronson reins in the raucousness without curbing the catharsis--on 16 tracks that blast newly crisp but equally irreverent.
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    70
    Consistent, yes, but also vaguely disappointing, the band may be at the peak of their powers but it's almost a shame to see all the mystery drained away.