Creep On Creepin' On - Timber Timbre
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The effort put into creating the dark atmosphere is gratuitous, but in the context of the album it works perfectly. Add to this the fact that every song carries a killer hook and you have one of the must-hear albums of the year.
  2. Jun 13, 2011
    80
    Creep On Creepin' On is the sound of Timber Timbre fully coming into its own, with romance and strangeness to spare.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    80
    Creep On Creepin' On is a richly textured, intriguing piece of work that bears up well to repeated listens.
  4. Jun 3, 2011
    80
    Truly terrific. [Jul 2011, p.96]
  5. May 18, 2011
    80
    It may have been recorded in a church, but this is a record celebrating the celestial and the sinister in equal measure. [May 2011, p.126]
  6. Apr 20, 2011
    80
    Cautious listeners should be warned that this is a very dark and strange album, but wrap your head around the dissonance and general creepiness and you discover one of the more startlingly original takes on 60s rhythm and blues ever put down to disc.
  7. Apr 20, 2011
    70
    The way this band turns well-used Americana sounds into something frightening is impressive. It's like hearing a loved one's voice when you know that you're alone, scarier in its way than any unfamiliar sound.
  8. 70
    They could turn even the hardest kids at school into pissy wrecks with the elegant dread-heart blues of this, their fourth album.
  9. May 13, 2011
    67
    Stylish as Kirk's songs can be, they aren't always well suited by Creep On's contrasting patterns.
  10. Oct 7, 2011
    60
    However ahistorical, Creep on Creepin' On sure feels like an example of sophomore slump, although hopefully one that the band can learn from.
  11. May 27, 2011
    60
    Tuneful, but as the opening tracks promised, intensely moody and far darker this time around. [May 2011, p.87]
  12. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Despite a magnetically bitter prescription, this album's strong dosage of darkness is tough to swallow in one sitting and even more difficult to actively enjoy.
  13. 50
    After listening to the Creep On Creepin' On, it's recommended that the listeners get some as well--the constant bleakness and nightmare-inducing weirdness warrant some immediate remedy.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    Their sound is truly their own, and it has a happy place in my record collection. "Happy" may not be appropriate for Creep on Creepin' On, though... grinning, absolutely, devilishly grinning. As am I when I put this on.

    Also... Folk trio? Mr. Summary, maybe Dead-Folk trio, but certainly not Folk trio.
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  2. Jan 6, 2012
    9
    A very good album. The song "Black Water" is a true anthem. This album is ideal for indie fans. One of Canada's best albums of 2011. It is worth listening to. Full Review »