Civilian - Wye Oak
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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  1. Jul 26, 2011
    9
    Perhaps the most addictive album I've had the pleasure of purchasing and listening to since my first listen-through of In Rainbows by Radiohead. This is a must buy. I bought this on a whim after I saw Wye Oak perform "Holy, Holy" live on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, and boy was I pleasantly surprised to discover the remarkable construct of this lush masterpiece. If you have ANY doubts, go buy the CD (better sound quality than downloading it from iTunes). I definitely am a huge fan now! Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    9
    Civilian is a big, lush-sounding album that brings you in close. It's Wye Oak's finest effort to date.
    Here's the review I wrote at Ludditestereo.net

    http://ludditestereo.net/2011/04/02/civilian-wye-oak-album-review/
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    69
    Though these variations are often enjoyable, particularly on an individual track level, taken as a whole they're just too slight, making Civilian difficult to fully engage with.
  2. May 18, 2011
    80
    Civilian [is] coming on like an odd, but most welcome hybrid. [Jun 2011, p.106]
  3. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    There is plenty here to treasure here. [Apr 2011, p.111]