Cosmic Egg

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

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  • Summary: The second album for the Australian rock band was produced by Alan Moulder.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. On this album, Wolfmother becomes a band worth paying attention to.
  2. 80
    Despite the classic rock pastiche, Cosmic Egg somehow manages to strike a balance between being a carbon copy of a legendary rock album and a tribute to an era--call them the Quentin Tarantino of hard rock.
  3. The resultant record should reinforce Wolfmother’s eclectic big-tent fanbase while simultaneously shoring up their odd teleological balancing act.
  4. Uncut
    60
    What thesy have done is make the odd generational shift, acknowledging Boston, Steppenwolf, Alice In Chains and The White Stripes in their search for the ultimate cosmic-blues groove, which on 'In The Morning,' they find. [Nov 2009, p.113]
  5. Instrumental mastery can provide for some fireworks (particularly on the opening triptych), but spending six minutes in service of sprawling songs with no substance (like most of the album’s middle third) doesn’t do anyone any favors.
  6. Much of Cosmic Egg is just that--not-quite-hatched, and in need of sharper claws.
  7. You could argue Wolfmother’s ballsy and carefree hi-octane music is all just innocent fun, ideally washed down with a six pack of tinnies. Yet it’s utterly devoid of soul and intelligence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    10
    At first it doesnt sound brilliant, but it turns out to be pretty good. Oh and its pretty funny how the only person who rated this low isAt first it doesnt sound brilliant, but it turns out to be pretty good. Oh and its pretty funny how the only person who rated this low is named MikP obviously a brainwashed fanboy who rates things without listening to them and just follow what Patton says blindly. Expand
  2. PrestonJ.
    Oct 27, 2009
    10
    Purchased the Delux Edition of the album and have been thoroughly entertained and amazed from start to finish... Listened to the complete Purchased the Delux Edition of the album and have been thoroughly entertained and amazed from start to finish... Listened to the complete album about four times now. Expand
  3. DanH
    Nov 18, 2009
    9
    If Black Sabbath and Deep Purple had a love child, this would be their moody adolescent offspring. Tons of music for your money; some tracks If Black Sabbath and Deep Purple had a love child, this would be their moody adolescent offspring. Tons of music for your money; some tracks are great, all are worth listening to. Expand
  4. RobinW
    Oct 26, 2009
    8
    New band, again rocking hard!
  5. TommyS
    Oct 30, 2009
    7
    Good album all around. not the best, not the worst. not bad for a totally new band. three new members have added a good touch, though i miss Good album all around. not the best, not the worst. not bad for a totally new band. three new members have added a good touch, though i miss the original vibe. Expand
  6. JamesR
    Oct 27, 2009
    7
    Solid second serving from Wolfmother. They don't re-invent the wheel, and a lot of snobby critics can't seem to get past that. But Solid second serving from Wolfmother. They don't re-invent the wheel, and a lot of snobby critics can't seem to get past that. But if you actually listen to the record, you will be pleasantly surprised. Classic rockers please more than ever: "California Queen," "Sundial" and "Pilgrim". "In the castle" and "Phoenix" are deliciously psychedelic and chaotic. Be sure to pick up the delux edition. "caroline" may just be the best song stockdale has ever written. Would be great to see Stockdale really branch out and diversify on the next record. O yeah the 3 new members kick ass too. Expand
  7. MikeP
    Nov 15, 2009
    3
    Another album that will remind us how some bands can make Rock music really boring, spiritless and unimaginative.

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