Circulatory System

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77

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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: After the breakup of Olivia Tremor Control, Will Hart went on to form Circulatory System along with fellow musicians from that group as well as others, such as Jeff Magnum (Neutral Milk Hotel). This is their debut release.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. With its illusory, ethereal production, wistful melodies, and oft-funereal pace, this is one of those rare albums that can completely absorb you in such a way as to almost dissolve the world around you, and make you feel like you've been transported to another realm of existence within the course of 58 minutes.
  2. A completely out-of-control garage-folk-psych-pop record that is always in control and is neither garagey nor folky nor psychedelic nor pop.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    Eerie, exotic and utterly enchanting. [Mar 2002, p.116]
  4. Mojo
    80
    A wealth of gorgeous melodies and hallucinogenic kitchen-sink orchestrations. [Dec 2001, p.98]
  5. Plays like a musical companion piece to Richard Linklater's film Waking Life.
  6. Uncut
    60
    The acid-daze reveries are rich in detail, thought the baleful undertow and samey melodies lose momentum over the 22 tracks. [Apr 2002, p.113]
  7. Ambivalent and unexceptional.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AlexD.
    May 21, 2002
    10
    amazing songwriting with exceptional lyrics and sound that manage to catch a certain theme
  2. xx
    Jun 11, 2002
    10
    Transcendent... magical.
  3. Ryanc
    Mar 5, 2005
    10
    Anyone who said this wasn't brilliant was only joking
  4. sethc
    Oct 17, 2005
    10
    Like beatles meets early floyd meets the E6 collective. A great album.
  5. TimC
    Apr 14, 2005
    10
    The best album ever made.
  6. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 17, 2004
    6
    Never stuck with me. Hasn't Pink Floyd already done this? I'd rather listen to Neutral Milk Hotel every single time.