Celebration

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2005
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. An exhilarating take on rock-'n'-roll caught, torn, between striving for the light and reveling in the dark.
  2. Celebration is pure ecstasy, a sexual, spellbinding listen that acts on you physically.
  3. Theatrical and heartfelt, Celebration is a fully realized debut that promises even better things to come.
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    Celebration represent the Baltimore trio's arty fringe-rock obsessions in sleeker, more resonant forms. [Feb 2006, p.120]
  5. Celebration is as theatrical as it is guttural, with Ford’s voice bellowing above cabaret-style organs, sharp guitars and loose, spiraling drum riffs.
  6. It's a dizzyingly impressive debut.
  7. Mojo
    80
    This is one darkly alluring trip. [Mar 2006, p.108]
  8. Uncut
    70
    Dark cabaret with an unhinged, dervish energy. [Feb 2006, p.70]
  9. The band sounds something like 4AD's entire catalogue being chopped up and fed through a meat-grinder.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. D
    Mar 31, 2006
    9
    Celebration is crazy!!! This is real music, gets me so pumped to live...And their live shows are killer - This band is way way underrated....