Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 7, 2012
    85
    It represents the peak of their career to date, excising the self-indulgent tendencies of before and replacing it with raw, spontaneous, and unfettered power and release that simultaneously addresses the visceral and refined.
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    The overall sound feels live, where Van's ear-splitting power chords might drop out briefly during a verse, only to return right when it's time to drive things home.
  3. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    A well crafted album that takes a fascinating journey through the history of American rock music, geography and pharmaceuticals.
  4. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    Incandescence, in the age of fluorescence. [#39, p.69]
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    With Echo Ono, despite their disposition to meaty and minimalist hard rock, Pontiak have shown that there is music beyond what they know.

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