• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2004
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. But while the album is stylistically and sonically brilliant, it still suffers from the primary flaw of the band's four previous albums: Their songwriting hasn't made the same leap as their chops.
  2. Favourite Colours is lovely and adventurous stuff that proves the Sadies are only getting better with each trip into the studio.
  3. Imagine a troupe of gloomy cow-punks careening down a thundering Hawaiian pipeline and you've got a bead on their wildly divergent sound.
  4. The results [on previous albums] came off a little mannered, but on Favourite Colours, the band finally exhibits an integrated command of its genre obsessions, playing chilly-but-urgent music with a distinctly Sadies flavor.
  5. They can still write the most incredibly beautiful songs. [23 Oct 2004, p.49]
  6. 90
    A seamless, melodic blend of psychedelia and C&W... the songs and instrumentals here hang together beautifully. [Nov 2004, p.95]
  7. 80
    Hones the Southern harmonies and guitar-pickin' crosstalk of the brothers Good. [Nov 2004, p.116]
  8. There's an emerging depth and pensiveness to their songwriting, a growing sense of spirituality and drama.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PaulH
    Jul 11, 2005
    6
    I wasn't really that much impressed.
  2. CekoNase
    Mar 16, 2005
    9
    A wonderful album -- pure pleasure from start to finish, and I think the lyrics work well with the music to meld dreaminess and worldliness A wonderful album -- pure pleasure from start to finish, and I think the lyrics work well with the music to meld dreaminess and worldliness into great music for any day. Full Review »
  3. LawrenceP
    Jan 15, 2005
    8
    Music 10, lyrics 6 which equals a 8.