Empros - Russian Circles
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    90
    As an album, Empros shows Russian Circles bringing together everything they've done before into one complete package, compiling the lessons of albums past into one singular vision, and bringing it all together for a new vision of their future.
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    90
    The album is the natural progression and refining of everything the band has done prior to it; it encapsulates and exemplifies all at once.
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    91
    Empros doesn't just defy gravity, it defines it.
  4. There's a determination in the undertone of the album. That determination in crafting of a band's best record to date, only covered by the confidence it lets off as well.
  5. Oct 28, 2011
    90
    Their name might suggest one thing, but this lot are definitely not going around in circles; this is their best record yet.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 24, 2011
    8
    I like the progression here. The obvious definition of the tracks embodies the change of pace throughout the album. Each track has a well credited emotion. I find this as a negative though as I much more enjoyed the cohesiveness of 'Station' where the storytelling nature of the varying rhythms and rigid elements encompassed within each track appeared to flow more fluidly. 'Station' is more like a movie with all the important elements where 'Empros' seems to be more of a drawn out journey of highs and lows. As I get into my car and turn up the volume, the journey heads in a positive direction. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2011
    10
    OOO DANG their best stuff yet! Harder, Prettier, more concise, and more experimental than anything they've ever done before. The album works as a whole, with NO skippable tracks. I can only imagine what it's gonna be like live GEEZ Full Review »