• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2013
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 30, 2013
    60
    Fans of Sonic Youth at their most experimental will know what to expect, anybody coming to this with fresh ears should try before they buy.
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    60
    This raw, unsettling album's backstory, rendered through protesting guitars, is what gives it its defiant edge. [Nov 2013, p.102]
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    60
    Listeners long-attuned to Gordon's avant excursions will find much here that satisfies. [Oct 2013, p.94]
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    60
    It may be unpalatable and difficult but it is a debut album that should at least be commended for its dark, experimental ambition.
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    60
    Anger, bitterness and scorn spike the discomfiting atmosphere at every turn.
  6. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    Titles aren't exactly subtle ("Murderess," "Last Mistress"), even if the twin-guitar jams are opaque.
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    58
    There are no distinguishable hooks or chorus lines anywhere on Coming Apart; instead, it’s just Gordon and Nace simultaneously subverting and creating musical forms that will surely polarize listeners who want to “get it” and those who refuse to.

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