Ditherer

  • 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. It's brilliant: Broder's twisted tales are better than ever, this time underpinned by urgent guitar riffs, off-beats and perfect pacing.
  4. Mojo
    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. 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.
  6. As it is, this record goes down really well on its own.
  7. Ditherer is a lot of great noise from a small band with big talent.
  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. Alternative Press
    70
    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]
  11. Under The Radar
    60
    Each song is a template for studio madness, resulting in the usual confounding but hook-laden cacophony. [Summer 2007, p.90]
  12. Q Magazine
    60
    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.
User Score
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  1. fredff
    Sep 9, 2007
    7
    Well some nice thing but a big musical mess as a conclusion.