Gallowsbird's Bark

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. TristramC
    Mar 1, 2004
    9
    This was one of the freshest CDs I bought in 2003 and I still listen to it now. This band is knowingly clever like the Shins and New Pornographers yet grind like the White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs sort of bringing to the listener the best of two worlds that got noticed last year, indie-pop and blues/punk revival. Above all though is the spark of artistic adventure on this disc. An This was one of the freshest CDs I bought in 2003 and I still listen to it now. This band is knowingly clever like the Shins and New Pornographers yet grind like the White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs sort of bringing to the listener the best of two worlds that got noticed last year, indie-pop and blues/punk revival. Above all though is the spark of artistic adventure on this disc. An inspiring listen that a score of 74 doesn't completely suggest. Expand
  2. 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.
  3. SpeedyDaniel
    Jul 8, 2005
    8
    Very funny, but also very good. Interesting debut.
  4. 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.
  5. ChrisB
    Nov 19, 2006
    9
    One of my favorite records of the past five years. Dark and playful.
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 unique musical vision with a genuinely unique and beautifully skewed worldview to boot.
  2. It’s an album full of aggressive piano, golden rock and roll and warbled, disturbed lyrics.
  3. A spiky hybrid of stuff grabbed from various decades.