Ersatz G.B.

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2011
    60
    There are moments of genuine wonder. [Jan 2012, p.120]
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    Contains a set of willingly - and often tedious - half-finished songs, forming a clumsy collage (cover art reference) that is actually more coherent and better enjoyed when contextualized within the band's 34-year trajectory.
  3. Uncut
    Nov 23, 2011
    40
    Shadowed by a might past, in Ersatz GB, this is a strictly prefabricated Fall. [Dec 2011, p.82]
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    40
    The mess can be tense and charmed, or just dull. Ersatz G. B. is too often dull.
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    40
    Everyone already knows what to expect and, largely, they'd be right.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    Mistah Smith - he be dirty. He be up river in a bad place. He be a tropic genius up a tree. With the monkeys. With the shade.

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    Mistah Smith - he be dirty. He be up river in a bad place. He be a tropic genius up a tree. With the monkeys. With the shade.

    P.S. I share the bewilderment on the mixed reviews. This is a amazing stuff - but perhaps a little scary for some.
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  2. Nov 26, 2011
    10
    I am bewildered at the mixed reviews. This is without a doubt one of the strongest of the 29 studio albums they have released. (I have ownedI am bewildered at the mixed reviews. This is without a doubt one of the strongest of the 29 studio albums they have released. (I have owned all.) They have been on an extraordinary roll (with a few exceptions) for the last 10 years. Since early the last decade, they brilliantly returned to their post punk roots after flirting (with mixed results) with various forms of techno pop since the late 80s. Full Review »