At Crystal Palace - Erase Errata
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. 91
    They clearly prize improvisation and spontaneity; the songs always sound like they were written this morning, refined over lunch, and recorded in time for happy hour. [Jan 2004, p.103]
  2. Stands as a monument to punk rock action at its most intelligent. [#236, p.60]
  3. At Crystal Palace's compressed complexity makes it a more consistent album, as well as proof that the band shows no signs of slowing down or mellowing out anytime soon.
  4. Erase Errata knows the ways of economy in both senses of the term, and though it fits neatly into the rash of albums helping punk get its groove back, At Crystal Palace casts a long shadow during its 27-minute seethe.
  5. There's plenty of Minutemen twitch, Dog Faced Herman tick, Bikini Kill bossiness, and a cleverly wrapped polemic that even recalls the Desperate Bicycles' delicious DIY rhetoric.
  6. This record finds a band scaling the heights of their precise craft in a way that gives upward mobility a good name.
  7. 70
    Urgent, atonal post-punk. [Nov 2003, p.113]
  8. EE utterly destroy the music that inspired them as surely as they reinvent it from top to bottom.
  9. There's not passion, or spite, or fever, or anything exactly. I'm not sure what to feel when listening to it.
  10. While I enjoy Erase Errata’s new album, At Crystal Palace, in the larger, more convoluted scheme of things, I am not sure if I am truly impressed.
  11. Beneath all the off-kilter catchiness, quirkiness and aggression lies little of substance.
  12. For all the unchecked tension and messiness that At Crystal Palace goes for, all it hits is a derivative, occasionally exciting sound that's disposable at best and ingratiating at its worst. [#5, p.112]
  13. 40
    They're a little short on the kind of tunefulness necessary to make these chorus-less songs stand out. [Dec 2003, p.112]

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