Gallowsbird's Bark - The Fiery Furnaces
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A fantastic debut album that only gets richer and better with more listens, Gallowsbird's Bark is more fully formed and daring than most second or third albums from many bands.
  2. Plays like a big, half-drunken romp through golden-era rock 'n' roll-- airy and thrilling and shifty as hell.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. ChrisB
    Nov 19, 2006
    9
    One of my favorite records of the past five years. Dark and playful.
  2. Jyoti
    Aug 3, 2006
    9
    The Furnaces are a revelation, and are unlike their contemporaries, who don't seem able to do anything with their influences other than copy them. FF may reprise the history of popular music in their albums, but there's nothing ersatz about them. Full Review »
  3. ThomasS
    Jul 11, 2005
    10
    One of the freshest albums I have heard lately. The more times you listen to the record, the richer it gets. It's on my top 10 list.