Deerhoof Vs. Evil

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Oct 6, 2012
    7
    Not Deerhoof's best, but worth checking out for fans of the band. There are a number of great songs on here, like "Behold a Marvel in the Darkness," "Super Duper Rescue Heads," and "Secret Mobilization," but the lows are a bit lower than usual. That said, there are too few weak points for this to be anything other than a good, enjoyable album. Deerhoof is good enough that an "off day" forNot Deerhoof's best, but worth checking out for fans of the band. There are a number of great songs on here, like "Behold a Marvel in the Darkness," "Super Duper Rescue Heads," and "Secret Mobilization," but the lows are a bit lower than usual. That said, there are too few weak points for this to be anything other than a good, enjoyable album. Deerhoof is good enough that an "off day" for them still produces entertaining results. Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    9
    Deerhoof have a major ADD problem, stylistically speaking, and it's part of what makes it so good. I sometimes get the impression their albums sound like someone made a compilation out of quirky post-rock bands, and then ask the same singer to cover all songs. They're just basically so creative on this album. So many ideas, with few, if no misfires.
  3. Feb 9, 2011
    8
    This album blends wonderful noise-pop hooks and beautiful layers to make their most accessible album yet. For a band that has been recording for almost 15 years, they are still changing their sound however they see fit. That is a quality rarely seen in a band. If you haven't listened to Deerhoof, I suggest you start now.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The Wire
    Apr 28, 2011
    70
    It's clever stuff, but if it's sweat you want, you're probably better off going for a run. [Mar 2011, p.48]
  2. Mojo
    Apr 12, 2011
    80
    San Francisco art-rockers deliver the perfect prog-pop hit. [Feb. 2011, p. 100]
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    82
    Deerhoof vs. Evil is more tentative than the group's best work, but its consistently dazzling musicianship carries the band as it explores different themes on a new label.