Fortress

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Fans of kitchen-sink psychedelia will find few greater treats this summer.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    They really hit their offbeat stride on Fortress with "Japanese Woman," the tale of a woman who "lives in my closet" and "eats up all my food when she thinks I'm at the office." [Aug 2010, p.150]
  3. Basically, Fortress will surprise some and maybe even anger others. But with the right Feel Good mindset, it can be a wonderful journey through the mind of some a.) interesting people or b.) interestingly intoxicated people. Plus, there are boobs on the cover.
  4. The Brooklyn-based foursome spends a lot of time here style-pinching, connecting dots already drawn by contemporary indie acts. And yet Miniature Tigers are often able to pull it off.
  5. The Tigers have no trouble doing vivacious and catchy without being cloying, so it's a shame they've shelved that skill.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    This is an incredibly underrated album. It may not be the most original but it's definitely one of the most solid releases for a while. At theThis is an incredibly underrated album. It may not be the most original but it's definitely one of the most solid releases for a while. At the root of these songs is simple power pop, and the arrangements never take away from that. None of the songs seem under wrought either (which is a problem among modern power pop). In summary, I recommend this album wholeheartedly. Full Review »
  2. Sep 13, 2010
    10
    The Miniature Tigers did a great job of mixing things up but still keeping the same charm they had in "Tell it to the Volcano." Up-tempo songsThe Miniature Tigers did a great job of mixing things up but still keeping the same charm they had in "Tell it to the Volcano." Up-tempo songs like "Bullfighter Jacket" balanced nicely with slower tunes like "Dark Tower." Overall a great and well balanced album. Full Review »