• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Their seventh album remembers to add tunes, and is thus less baffling than before.
  2. It's at once attention-deficient and micromanaged, exhilarating and aggravating.
  3. The thing that really sucks about Bitte Orca is that the guy is probably onto something pretty good, but his allegiance to cleverness rather than consistency fucks it up.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 117 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 117
  1. Dec 1, 2011
    10
    For the past two years, I still come back to this album. Why? Because it is completely brilliant. Everyone song is incredible, atmospheric,For the past two years, I still come back to this album. Why? Because it is completely brilliant. Everyone song is incredible, atmospheric, dense, accessible, and beautiful. For those who criticize lines like "Quench me like Gatorade" would usually be an adjudicating decision, but it somehow works and sounds fresh coming from David Longstrenth. The guitar parts on "Temecula Sunrise" and "Two Doves" really sends it over the edge plus the fantastically organized yet slanted obscurities that are the vocal harmonies. What a talented group of musicians. can't wait for the next installment!! Full Review »
  2. ee
    Jul 15, 2009
    10
    Album of the year. Absolutely gorgeous. It's like being transported to a strange and wonderful planet. I haven't heard anything so Album of the year. Absolutely gorgeous. It's like being transported to a strange and wonderful planet. I haven't heard anything so splendid in years. If you're not into music that's a little "out there", you're excused. Otherwise, dive right in and enjoy! Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2018
    9
    Art rock masterpiece, Stillness is the Move, Temecula Sunrise, and No Intention are my personal favorites