Floating Coffin

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Uncut
    May 24, 2013
    90
    It's the quintet's talent for sneaking in moments of surprising prettiness that makes their seventh record such a charmer. [Jul 2013, p.81]
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    90
    You can’t necessarily call this new music, but it works because it doesn’t sound vintage, nor does it completely owe itself to any bygone era of “remember when?”.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    89
    It stitches psychotic school dance vibes among the surf garage in a hurried splendor.
  4. Mojo
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    Floating Coffin is manna for the faithful, but also an excellent point for newbies to get onboard. [Jul 2013, p.87]
  5. Apr 29, 2013
    80
    It’s great to have a thematically consistent and well-executed Thee Oh Sees album.
  6. Apr 18, 2013
    80
    Floating Coffin sees Dwyer and company pulling off another successful paradigm shift, a step toward the sinister but with ample amounts of the flower-power charm that made them such favorites among psych snobs in the first place.
  7. Magnet
    Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Floating Coffin doesn't add many new ingredients, but it blends them more thoroughly, making for an Oh Sees more like an Oh Sees show, which is a welcome surprise, indeed. [No. 97, p.59]
  8. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Thee Oh Sees continue to mutate in fascinating ways.
  9. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Although Floating Coffin does quite well with its searing powerhouses, the quieter moments add a much-needed sonic diversity.
  10. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Sure, there are slight variations on the formula and some additional instrumentation (namely strings and harpsichord), but this is still Thee Oh Sees being the very best Thee Oh Sees they can be.
  11. 80
    There are plenty of familiar garage-y thrills to be found here, but a new sense of menace too.
  12. Nov 7, 2013
    78
    Thee Oh Sees distilled their focus to fine effect on 2011's Carrion Crawler/The Dream. That sweet streak continues on Floating Coffin, whose darker, more foreboding tone covers a lot of stylistic ground in its 10 tracks.
  13. Apr 18, 2013
    74
    Welcome back heavy bass and the practically patented echoing falsettos because John Dwyer’s mellow Putrifiers II mood is gone.
  14. Apr 25, 2013
    70
    It’s another tense, potent dose of rocking jangle, but it’s also darker than its predecessor and more interested in tonal and mood shifts mid-song.
  15. 70
    Thee Oh Sees are incapable of recording an unlikeable album, and Floating Coffin’s warmed garage slashers will satisfy a noise-addled listener.
  16. Apr 15, 2013
    70
    Floating Coffin will stand as a successful foray into the world of straight-ahead, heavy-rocking, non-weird alternative indie rock.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 9, 2013
    8
    The garage weirdos sublime return to the garage is their most unforgettable record yet, bringing on punk and psychedelic relish into a shiny,The garage weirdos sublime return to the garage is their most unforgettable record yet, bringing on punk and psychedelic relish into a shiny, slick new LP. Full Review »