Bromst

  • Record Label: Carpark
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 60
    Cheeky, but delightful. [Apr 2009, p.106]
  2. 60
    His 2007's "Spiderman Of The Rings" was filled with good ideas but prone to novelty. Bromst goes a long way to reversing this trend. [Apr 2009, p.84]
  3. His sequel to the quirky, lo-fi assault of 2007's "Spiderman Of The Rings" has a similarly maniac edge, at once mesmerising and unnerving. [Apr 2009, p.102]
  4. Deacon is hampered by his boundless creativity. In his mad dash to leave no pathway unexplored, he neglects to chart a course toward anyplace in particular.
  5. Lo-fi freakster doffs cap to minimalism & screaming chipmunks.
  6. Here we see the often-resourceful Deacon approaching a big canvas with too little paint, and the result is a record which feels bloated, overlong, and ultimately empty.
  7. Deacon is a gifted musician capable of so much more, and that makes Bromst feel like a waste.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JaumeR
    Mar 26, 2009
    10
    A f*cking ten. One of the albums of the year. Cosmic.
  2. May 15, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The best album of 2009. Bromst sounds like an Animal Collective album, played by a drunken dj, while he was listening to a Vampire Rodents album..... Full Review »
  3. RileyT.
    Oct 5, 2009
    10
    Brilliant is an understatement. "Bromst" is the new watermark for electronic music. More shoegazy than M83, more energetic than Animal Brilliant is an understatement. "Bromst" is the new watermark for electronic music. More shoegazy than M83, more energetic than Animal Collective. Dan Deacon charted his own path, and set it on fire. Album of the year. Full Review »