Cadenza - Dutch Uncles
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 5, 2011
    80
    The group's palette is widening promisingly.
  2. May 5, 2011
    80
    Cadenza is so much better than alright: it's more than a little brilliant.
  3. May 5, 2011
    80
    What elevates this album beyond the simply cerebral is the simultaneous pop sensibility that pervades through it.
  4. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    For those quick to claim that guitar music is dead, Cadenza is a sharp reminder that the genre still has plenty of life left in it yet.
  5. May 31, 2011
    60
    At its best, Cadenza is a thoroughly captivating listen. [Jun 2011, p.114]
  6. May 18, 2011
    60
    The grooves might be intelligently crafted, with plenty of interesting rhythmical quirks throughout, but the songs themselves hold little water.
  7. May 5, 2011
    60
    Dutch Uncles sound like a band on the brink, and there's enough promise here to justify interest in what comes next.
  8. As an instrumental album it's vaguely impressive, but overall it's incomplete and lacks the pop touch to transform things from cerebral to listenable.

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