Feast of Wire

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21

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  1. DavidB.
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    In my all time top 10 of albums.
  2. TimS
    Jan 30, 2004
    9
    Brilliant and wonderful. This is one of the best from 2003.
  3. SpencerT
    Apr 13, 2005
    9
    Sometimes the songs are a bit less genuinely emotional than they're intended to be. But for the large part, a very good album with well written songs.
  4. JillH
    Jul 23, 2005
    9
    Is it possible that the best mariachi-fueled rock album to date could come from somewhere other than Texas? I think it may be...
  5. Bibi2315
    Feb 11, 2006
    9
    Really one of the best Calexico works. Still entertaining after 3 years of repetitive audiences. Love it!
  6. MichaelB
    Feb 26, 2003
    10
    This release adds many new flavors to the Calexico stew...recommended!
  7. MarkG
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    A great album from this important band.
  8. HamishMcP
    Sep 11, 2005
    8
    An evocative and textured album, still intriguing after 2 years.
  9. Mar 31, 2012
    10
    This is the most unappreciated, underrated, unknown album I have ever listened to. This guys deserve way more credit than what they are getting. It draws from all sorts of genres, but still keeps its southwestern feel. It is simply amazing. A+

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Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. A mighty fine album which neatly sidesteps the tired alt.country tag, 'Feast Of Wire' is an engaging musical road trip that you wish would never end.
  2. The best complete work the band has offered to date.
  3. Planet
    80
    It's like drinking a cold one with Willie Nelson down Mexico way. [#3, p.87]