Eating Us


Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Eating Us, the fourth album from the Pennsylvania synthedelic band, is arguably its most accessible yet: It tones down the mind-blowing distortion and plays up the group’s melodic sense and danceable rhythms.
  2. "Dandelion Gum" was speckled and silly and high as shit. Eating Us feels more like the baseline: collected, repeatable, respectable.
  3. Eating Us works as a pop record and tends to be only as good as its songs, as opposed to the monochromatic statement of purpose that was "Dandelion Gum." Luckily, these are some pretty good songs.
  4. 80
    Perhaps unintentional by the authors of the music, BMSR triumph in crafting a nuanced and aesthetically superb effort. Their music is wholesome and sounds delicious enough to eat, what a treat!
  5. On Eating Us, Black Moth Super Rainbow prove that they can grow up a little without growing boring, and still deliver exactly the same amount of unhealthy sweetness as before.
  6. 70
    Woozy, smoked-out hooks are strewn like cigarette butts--a Black Moth specialty that Fridmann dials up throughout this consistently twisted half-hour and change.
  7. The like-minded follow-up enlists Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, who highlights the tingly interplay between acoustic and electronic instruments and the processed vocals, which generally sound like T-Pain tripping his balls off.
  8. Enjoyably dumb and agreeably psychedelic, Eating Us is easy listening for an easy-going season.
  9. Eating Us is still an unqualified success, the pop album that many followers in the footsteps of Kraftwerk have tried and failed to make.
  10. Black Moth Super Rainbow’s improved fourth album, Eating Us, bears all the touches of a follow-up to a critically lauded work: larger sounds, a big name producer (Dave Fridmann) and a honed sense of purpose that forms the band’s best effort to date.
  11. Eating Us is at times agreeable to the point of innocuity.
  12. BMSR have, however, gone for extra credit and studied up on their Free Design and David Axelrod; they may even have taken more quaaludes.
  13. Eating Us is their fourth full-length, and it’s a delight.
  14. Under The Radar
    It's not quite background and not quite foreground. But probably more background, like a film soundtrack--that could be fixed with just a little more variety. [Spring 2009, p.64]
  15. Black Moth Super Rainbow is unable to even meld the far out periphery around a dreamy passive sound.
  16. Alternative Press
    Dave Fridmann's grand production touches enhance BMSR's otherworldly aura, adding dazzling glaze to this fruity cake. [Jun 2009, p.108]
  17. Uncut
    Eating Us is a litle too tidy, their frazzled wildness cultivated into ordered orchards, but on tracks like the typically titled 'Bubblegum Animals,' BMSR still conjure a ravishing, stoned cyber-soul pinic. [Jun 2009, p.83]
  18. Q Magazine
    Eating Us has a more cohesive sound than its lo-fi predecessor, but still radioates weird and wonderful vibrations. [Jul 2009, p.117]
  19. Mojo
    The assured Eating Us proves that distractions aren't necessary. [Jul 2009, p.93]
  20. Pittsburgh gene-splicers manage to overcome three minute attention deficit barrier.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    Eating Us is the fourth and most recent album by the lovely psychedelic Black Moth Super Rainbow. The bandâ