Built On Squares

  • Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: May 20, 2003
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. ZachH
    Jan 13, 2005
    10
    Incredible album. I don't know how it could be rated so low by All Music Guide. I love it.
  2. Jill
    Sep 1, 2004
    10
    Fun as hell.
  3. CoreyD
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    Amazing Band
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The Starlight Mints weren't excessively ambitious in the studio and the coolness of Built on Squares makes for a pleasant listen while capturing a band in the making.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Packs more moods and minx-like mischief than many albums twice its length. [Jul 2003, p.114]
  3. Spin
    100
    Mix[es] xylophones, spaghetti-Western trumpets, and quirky trick guitars to sweeping effect. [Jun 2003, p.109]