Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 11, 2012
    Cryptic and daunting, "Dopesmoker" is the quintessential stoner metal track. Sixteen years since its birth, it remains unsurpassed.
  2. 100
    Take this, the album's third legit release (which, by the way, sounds so balls you can practically hear the dank nugs), pop it in, turn out all the lights, face Mecca, and bow down.
  3. May 15, 2012
    It's an album of endless pleasures, and its arcane, foggy-headed mysteries never stop revealing themselves.
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    The group's commitment and almost minimalistic sense of repetition resulting in a metal longplayer of unrivaled scope. [Jul 2012, p.96]
  5. May 15, 2012
    With a more dynamic and drastically enhanced sound, this is how Dopesmoker was meant to be heard.
  6. May 15, 2012
    Dopesmoker is an infinitely explorable listen, the kind of record that will goad your attention through miniscule rabbit holes whether or not you're as stoned as the people who made it.
  7. Aug 2, 2012
    Were it only instrumental, Dopesmoker would be some kind of masterpiece. [Aug 2012, p.55]
  8. Jun 12, 2012
    If the first [issue] had sonic charms which seem extemporary, this one is somewhere between the sublunary murk of the earlier bootlegs, the original band-approved TeePee records version of 2003 and a brighter, modern-sounding studio demo, but it's not glaringly distinct.
  9. 70
    Come in expecting a mystical journey and take it for what it is--an hour-long, drug-infused jam--and you'll be pulled right in.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 28, 2012
    This album is essential if you are getting into stoner/doom/drone metal genre. It's extremely influential for artists as diverse as Wolves in the Throne Room, Black Bombaim or the Heavy Eyes. Listen to it, it's a great **** experience. Burn some incense, turn off the lights off and experience the Power of the Riff. 10/10 may sound too much, but this record deserves it! Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2013
    lovely psychedelic rock and the whole album only cost 84p . Biggest bargain ever . I feel pretty pretentious and pleased with myself for stumbling up a 94 rated album by chance . Full Review »
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    If you are at all interested in "doom" as a genre then this is an essential album...I don't believe in albums scoring 10/10 but this comes very close. Turn out the lights, get comfortable put on your headphones and zone out to this audio masterpiece Full Review »