Cyclops Reap - White Fence
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    80
    Cyclops Reap may be the best place for newcomers to start, but anyone who's been along for the ride since the beginning will be thrilled to hear Presley's (slight) progression.
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    60
    It might not reinvent the formula much, but it does refine and sharpen--in its best moments anyway--the nostalgic hiss-pop Presley thrives in.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    77
    These songs don't ever feel overstuffed. Everything is faithful to White Fence's well-established aesthetic, but simplified.
  4. Cyclops Reap keeps the party going.
  5. Apr 17, 2013
    70
    Prolific folks like Presley tend to forget the presentation of an album, and Cyclops Reap seems like a step in that direction: not just a collection of songs, but a collection of songs that work well together.
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    50
    As it is, Cyclop Reaps has the aura of automatic writing, a stream of unfiltered imagery that is, intermittently, quite arresting, but as a whole shapeless and hard to navigate.
  7. 70
    Unsurprisingly, the fuzz escapes through every pore, seeing Presley revving through erratic, lovely bedroom recordings.
  8. Apr 9, 2013
    70
    His latest, Cyclops Reap, amplifies the warmth of his signature bedroom recording.
  9. Apr 10, 2013
    60
    Presley’s made a competent facsimile of a 60s psychedelic album.
  10. Apr 8, 2013
    70
    As Cyclops Reap shows, Presley still finds time to put a great deal of thought and effort into his solo project, producing tripped-out, acidic '60s jams.
  11. 65
    While it is a shame that some of these ideas don’t feel more fully fleshed out, there are still plenty of moments that set characterise White Fence as some of the most interesting ’60s-tinged music being released.

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