Damaged

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    Even more subdued than usual. [12 Aug 2006, p.32]
  2. Spin
    60
    Kurt Wagner's conversational croak is, charitably put, an acquired taste. [Sep 2006, p.106]
  3. It never really builds steam until the end, when it is almost too late.
  4. Even though the songwriting's tight, the uniformly delicate touch of adult contemporary arrangements will leave you struggling to stay awake till the album's end.
  5. Blender
    50
    It sounds half-heard no matter how many times you hear it. [Sep 2006, p.142]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. AdilO.
    Sep 4, 2006
    9
    Soothing and mysterious. The kind of music you'd want to spin after a hard day's work.
  2. Cables
    Sep 2, 2006
    6
    like many critics pointed out, it's lyrically briliant yet it's ac arrangements make it alarmingly dull at times.
  3. madsl
    Aug 28, 2006
    8
    their last double album whammy was a disappointment to me, but now the mighty kurt wagner is back with some of the most consistent, thorough their last double album whammy was a disappointment to me, but now the mighty kurt wagner is back with some of the most consistent, thorough and refined songwriting of his career. The man is a poetic visionary who deserves all the credit in the world! Not as melodically entrancing as Nixon but that's a minor quibble... Full Review »