Blueberry Boat

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Rolling Stone
    40
    A stitched-together, underedited collage of half-finished tunes, random guitar blurts and keyboard flotsam that will be loved by its admirers and royally annoy everyone else. [14 Oct 2004, p.98]
  2. Spin
    50
    A joyless slog through mossy folk tedium. [Aug 2004, p.108]
  3. Blender
    40
    Save all this stuff for when you're in front of the mirror, kids. [Aug 2004, p.131]
  4. Urb
    60
    For those who've wondered what The Who's rock operas would sound like if rerecorded by Captain Beefheart and Stevie Nicks, it's time to break the rules. [Oct 2004, p.103]
  5. Blueberry Boat is a frustrating, niggling, great idea of a record.
  6. The problem with Blueberry Boat is that, while it's a musical marvel, it's not an album that I'll keep listening to.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 49
  2. Negative: 6 out of 49
  1. Jul 22, 2011
    9
    Brilliantly unpredictable, smart, ever-shifting pop. What could've been post-modern "I'm-so-clever" crap instead becomes one of the best andBrilliantly unpredictable, smart, ever-shifting pop. What could've been post-modern "I'm-so-clever" crap instead becomes one of the best and most successfully ambitious pop albums I've ever heard. The five "operas" are great, and short, charming songs like "My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found" and "Birdie Brain" make this utterly charming. Full Review »
  2. DavidV
    Jul 21, 2007
    9
    Not an easy album to listen to at first, but very rewarding and very good from start to finish. My personal favorites: Quay Cur, Blueberrry Not an easy album to listen to at first, but very rewarding and very good from start to finish. My personal favorites: Quay Cur, Blueberrry Boat, Chris Michaels, I Lost My Dog and Bird Brain. Full Review »
  3. CameronW
    Dec 9, 2005
    10
    This album gets better with every listen, and if you're able to invest the time I'd say anyone could love this album (I mean, if This album gets better with every listen, and if you're able to invest the time I'd say anyone could love this album (I mean, if you're willing to and you like the general sound of it). Definitely my favourite of 2004! Full Review »