• Band Name: Fog
  • Record Label: Lex
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2007
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 86
    It’s existential, but under piles of heavy thoughts, Broder reaches for little bits of luminescence.
  2. Ditherer is a far-flying leap above and beyond anything that Fog’s done before, but not a shocking leap because it’s still very clear that this is Fog.
  3. Ditherer also displays sneak-up-on-you tendencies, initially bewildering, tough to get a handle on, eventually beguiling and beautiful in a manner magnified by casual boundary obliteration.
  4. 80
    The superb Ditherer belies its title with head-on immediacy even if it giddily ignores the confines of triangular rock. [Sep 2007, p.108]
  5. It's brilliant: Broder's twisted tales are better than ever, this time underpinned by urgent guitar riffs, off-beats and perfect pacing.
  6. As it is, this record goes down really well on its own.
  7. Although the album occasionally slogs through Broder's intentionally weird melodies, it boasts enough oddball genre fusing to keep you engaged. [Oct 2007, p.172]
  8. Broder’s voice adds an extra source of dynamism to the mix. It all adds up to a sound that revels in rock’s limitations while working to redefine them.
  9. Ditherer is a collection of noisy pop songs, but the emphasis is mainly on the noise, muddying up the tunes in a way that's both frustrating and titillating.
  10. Ditherer is a lot of great noise from a small band with big talent.
  11. Each song is a template for studio madness, resulting in the usual confounding but hook-laden cacophony. [Summer 2007, p.90]
  12. Broder's lyrics are as evocative as ever. [Sep 2007, p.92]
  13. Broder is better at details than broad strokes, and Ditherer contains some excellent ones; they're just buried in the piecemeal and decidedly indelicate songwriting.
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  1. fredff
    Sep 9, 2007
    7
    Well some nice thing but a big musical mess as a conclusion.