Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Asobi Seksu are a band possessing talent and ability far beyond their years and with Citrus they have fully realised their potential in a particularly short time. It is difficult to see how they will be able to better this sophomore release, but you wouldn't bet against them having a few trump cards left up their collective sleeves.
  2. There's plenty of pop tunes here, but there's also enough self expression and leftfield rambling to make this an album of real interest.
  3. Nearly everything about Citrus is so accomplished, refined, and downright transcendent that it could very well stand alongside Loveless as a modernized shoegaze staple.
  4. This is electric music in every sense of the word-- amplified, processed, and imbued with a neon glow.
  5. Citrus is an outstanding record because it doesn't fixate on what makes great shoegazer music but what makes great pop music.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. MerrittM
    Jul 14, 2006
    7
    I saw them last night. I got real drunk and don't remember much.
  2. Sep 26, 2010
    10
    It seems to me that a lot of people don't like the record because some people compared it to loveless. I'm not even going to compare it toIt seems to me that a lot of people don't like the record because some people compared it to loveless. I'm not even going to compare it to loveless because I think this album is so good it can stand as a brilliant album all by itself. Every song on this album is brilliant, it's true shoegaze pop joy. Full Review »
  3. SethC.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    Simply the most enjoyable album of 2006.