User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. MarkD
    Jun 1, 2005
    9
    Only on my fourth complete listen yet am already hooked. Unfortunately this is my first listen to the band but after hearing this album I am to remedy that situation at the earliest possible opportunity. If you are on the lookout for something a little different yet expressing itself eloquently then look no further. An album that oozes whether the volume dial is on a relaxed low or an Only on my fourth complete listen yet am already hooked. Unfortunately this is my first listen to the band but after hearing this album I am to remedy that situation at the earliest possible opportunity. If you are on the lookout for something a little different yet expressing itself eloquently then look no further. An album that oozes whether the volume dial is on a relaxed low or an energy filled cranked up setting. Expand
  2. ScottT
    Jun 27, 2005
    9
    It's Pierce's drumming that takes this stylistic blend into repeated listening territory. A unique indie rock album that will hopefully garner the airplay it deserves.
  3. CodyP
    Jun 13, 2005
    9
    One of the best of the year. An enjoyable listen through and through.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. It's a melodic, pop album that doesn't pay attention to any typical structures or formulas, and Adam Pierce has pulled off another winner.
  2. Adam Pierce has concocted a cogitative brew, a fountain of trills 'n' thrills, that has the noisy echo of '80s New York noise bands, glimpses of the Fusion and Latin flair that transfixes the likes of Fila Brasilia and Jimpster, and the gossamery drift of Scandinavian techno-pop.
  3. Although finely tuned and well orchestrated, the album never panders by creating an artificial sense of drama or relying on familiar rock tropes.