General Dome - Buke and Gase
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    The way Buke and Gase pull together no wave's sense of texture with dance-punk's ear for rhythm is impressive enough, but the cohesion and approachability of General Dome are really what make the album.
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    70
    Overall, General Dome's rewards are equal to its considerable demands, proving that there's more to Buke and Gase than a good story.
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    75
    The best tracks strike a raw nerve shared by Wye Oak and Battle's premiere efforts. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.86]
  4. Feb 27, 2013
    80
    It’s true that General Dome won’t be for everyone, but Dyer and Sanchez have certainly assembled an interesting creation.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    General Dome's force is relentless, but about halfway through these 12 songs, things run together, with muddy, [mid-dy] waters polluting the mix.
  6. 70
    Their sutured songs aren't singular in nature or theme, which makes it a gem for sonic sleuths. But it's not exactly the most accessible of listens to a general audience.
  7. Feb 11, 2013
    75
    It's a canny hybrid. [No. 95, p.53]
  8. Feb 5, 2013
    82
    These two seemingly disparate parts combine in an off-putting but refreshingly rough-and-tumble way.
  9. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    The pair are making strummable instruments sound new again, and it sounds like redemption. Proceed frantically and without caution.
  10. 85
    A couple of less than diverting songs aside, this is an album that won’t be forgotten in a hurry whichever way you look at it.
  11. It seems that with General Dome, Buke and Gase have managed to do just fine, and they’ve created a record that looks forward, as well as backward, to what indie rock has been and what it has the potential to be.

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