User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 71
  2. Negative: 7 out of 71

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 5, 2005
    0
    pretentious gimmick
  2. JackM
    Dec 3, 2004
    0
    AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. Pretentious crap... there isn't a single full song and the lyrics are nonsensical. This is utter garbage designed to make stupid people who buy into it feel smart.
  3. kaythis
    Jul 20, 2004
    1
    this is too f***ing weird! simply! i don't hope this is the direction of rock, it sounds more like watching children films.
  4. GaryD
    Oct 24, 2005
    1
    Perhaps the worst "critically-acclaimed" album ever. EVER!Pitchfork: you deserve a good beating for making me listen to this drivel!
  5. brianm
    Oct 1, 2004
    0
    how is this the best album of 2004? it doesn't even have an actual song
  6. WillD
    Jan 10, 2005
    4
    I'm not a fan of extreemly experimental stuff, so the only moments that shine through to me are when they turn off the noise machenes and play real instruments. Unfortunately, to get to that point, you must wade through long electric intermissions that don't do much for me as music.
  7. AdamS
    Jan 23, 2005
    2
    Can't believe this schtick has been rated so high everywhere. Just when you thought music critics could be trusted...
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. This is a big, sprawling, difficult but rewarding album, from a band whose reach exceeds its grasp, but only by a little.
  2. This is pop music, filtered through the minds, hands and voices of two artists whose vision reaches beyond the bounds of the form. [#7]
  3. Blueberry Boat is a frustrating, niggling, great idea of a record.