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Universal acclaim- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 72
  2. Negative: 7 out of 72

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  1. EbokW
    Aug 6, 2004
    i respect this and all, but listening to it was a massive chore and overall its waaay too self indulgent and artsy to ever actually be enjoyable. i need a song to stick to one thing to a degree in order for me to enjoy it and this ENTIRE ALBUM never does. thats 117 minutes of never ending change!!! its Tommy for the ADD generation and Indie kidz needing yet another reason to feel superior.
  2. WillD
    Jan 10, 2005
    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.
  3. JohnnyR
    Mar 28, 2005
    Some nice moments. The girl, however witty a lyricist, is a cloying singer. One of the dumbest, cheesiest voices out of the indie scene. Yikes!

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. Under The Radar
    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.