Diaper Island

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Jun 30, 2011
    9
    Another beautiful outing. At once messy, haunting and moving. It's difficult not to appreciate his musicianship - He's the only one doing what he's doing, and he always seems to be doing something a little different...
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    70
    It's that subtle interplay between humour and sadness that makes for meaningful, lasting music, and VanGaalen walks the line with the best of them.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    80
    While Diaper Island doesn't represent a significant break from VanGaalen's existing body of work, it ultimately haunts and endures in just the right amount--making this one of the strongest entries in an already consistent discography.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2011
    60
    Canadian indie-songsmith producer, illustrator comes blinking into the sunlight. [July 2011, p. 108]