User Score
8.3

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. [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. 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. Under The Radar
    90
    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.