Enter the Slasher House

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2014
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Q Magazine
    Apr 23, 2014
    60
    File under "trip-pop." [May 2014, p.105]
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    60
    Each song is fried in a large vat of production grease and because everything is in such excess (the unfortunate mixing on the drums, the reverb, the extra blips and bloops that end up sounding like blahs), it’s an exhausting listen to get to the end.
  3. 60
    The heights reached by the band members' day jobs are never scaled.
  4. Apr 4, 2014
    60
    Enter The Slasher House sounds like a direct sequel to his swampy solo album, and wrongly marginalises the influences of his collaborators.
  5. Apr 4, 2014
    60
    At times, Enter the Slasher House feels like a carbon copy of Animal Collective, replete with effects-soaked hazy vocals mashed against high-tempo art-pop.
  6. Apr 2, 2014
    60
    A largely entertaining but occasionally baffling listen, Enter The Slasher House sadly falls just short of Animal Collective’s best work and Panda Bear’s stunning solo projects.
  7. 58
    While the album is undoubtedly fun and includes a few absolute gems, this mismatch [twisted samples meant to indulge the horror intentions, but rarely entirely integrated into the music] makes Slasher House a middling success.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    9
    This is a great album by a super band. Including Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman. Little fang is a fantastic single. Although itThis is a great album by a super band. Including Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman. Little fang is a fantastic single. Although it seems like the best moments on this album are when the aren't so drowned out with effects and same goes for the vocals. Sometimes the effects are just too much. I would like to see another album that is more polished with less effects and Deradoorian doing some vocals. more of a 8.7. Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2015
    7
    It feels like walking through a haunted house, it's very fun, somewhat scary (in a sort of blanket with eyeholes cut out sort of way) and sortIt feels like walking through a haunted house, it's very fun, somewhat scary (in a sort of blanket with eyeholes cut out sort of way) and sort of cramped at times. Sometimes you'll get to a really jazzy, cool part like "Little Fang" and be like "woah this is awesome", and sometimes you'll get to a part where one of the actors will touch you for a little longer than is socially acceptable and you'll be like back off. Full Review »
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    This album is very similar to the previous Animal Collective album, Centipede Hz and is incredibly overdone i think. Could've really benefitedThis album is very similar to the previous Animal Collective album, Centipede Hz and is incredibly overdone i think. Could've really benefited from a more conventional approach. The real stand out tracks on the album are Little Fang and Strange Colores which benefits from this approach. Though the rest of the album has some good melodies, it is just destroyed by the overuse of effects. Full Review »