Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 2, 2012
    60
    Ultimately, Circles is pleasant and even fun in places, while being somewhat tedious and even boring in others.
  2. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    [Moon Duo] channels Velvets fuzz-rock through Spacemen 3 drone on a psychedelic trip, with wah-wah and lethargic vocal drawl. [Dec 2012, p.96]
  3. Nov 30, 2012
    60
    The songs occasionally tread similar ground, as with "Sparks" flowing into "Dance Pt. 3" in the same key and playing at first notice like variations on a theme. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.130]
  4. Oct 18, 2012
    60
    As Moon Duo have become sunnier and rockier - a trend evident on 2011's Mazes and continuing on Circles - their vision seems less distinctively their own.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 5, 2012
    8
    Fantastic, hypnotic Kraut-blues-freakout rock. It can get a little bit samey, but if you're on the band's wavelength it can be beautiful.Fantastic, hypnotic Kraut-blues-freakout rock. It can get a little bit samey, but if you're on the band's wavelength it can be beautiful. Like if Neil Young collaborated with Neu! back in the 70s. Full Review »