• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2002
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    A great follow-up to 1998's "Music Has The Right To Children", this one has some truly outstanding songs. "Over The Horizon Radar" might just be the best Boards of Canada song ever written.
  2. ikramc
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    dark and brooding music, the type you would play to freak your friends out. the impact of boards of canada's music can not be understated, i feel they are the one of the few electronic music producers around who can actually create either playful or haunting melodies running around in your head for a long long time. if only all musicians put more of their thought and feelings into dark and brooding music, the type you would play to freak your friends out. the impact of boards of canada's music can not be understated, i feel they are the one of the few electronic music producers around who can actually create either playful or haunting melodies running around in your head for a long long time. if only all musicians put more of their thought and feelings into their work. sigh Expand
  3. SeanP.
    Oct 5, 2007
    10
    Hey, [Anonymous}, did you mean the song "Dawn Chorus", which is right AFTER "Over The Horizon Radar"? "Horizon Radar" is only a minute-long fragment, while "Dawn Chorus" is my favorite track on the album. Of course, the album is great from beginning to end.
  4. Maxwell
    Mar 21, 2007
    10
    Just like KID A two years before it, GEOGADDI is an electronica masterpiece, not because you can instantly pluck a handful of classics out of its tracklisting, but instead because it is an album in its truest form; it reveals its many layers with each listen. You will be pulled into a unique world; unique because it will be different for every single listener who interprets it in their Just like KID A two years before it, GEOGADDI is an electronica masterpiece, not because you can instantly pluck a handful of classics out of its tracklisting, but instead because it is an album in its truest form; it reveals its many layers with each listen. You will be pulled into a unique world; unique because it will be different for every single listener who interprets it in their own way-- and this is the beauty of art: Boards of Canada have created an album so personal, so real, no two people will have the same experience deciphering its endless intricacies. This is music in its highest form; full marks. Expand
  5. mnky
    Jan 5, 2004
    8
    sonically evolved from the "Music Has the Right....cd" Geogaddi is less produced (less butter......more trips)......BOC is one of the few bands that either cares too much or don't give a damn.........either way......revolutionary.
  6. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 1, 2004
    9
    Like listening in on a series of disturbing childhood dreams--or reliving your own.
  7. SophieM
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    This album is fantastic. I agree with what some other people have said, it sounds like old childhood memories and dreams. There are lots of tracks here, and when I first started listening I wasn't sure, but soon they just become stuck in your mind. Not for everyone, but honestly try it out, I hope you'll find it as great as I did.
  8. ChrisP
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    As with any BoC album, Geogaddi is perfect.
  9. MatL.
    Feb 26, 2002
    9
    The Scottish duo has took ''music has the right to the children'' and got it to a new level.
  10. MacM
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    Music as daring, scopic and inventive as this just doesn't seem to be made any more.
  11. GCB
    Dec 27, 2007
    9
    When will I listen to this album and not discover something that I've previously missed? A truely mesmerizing experience every time its heard.
  12. Apr 20, 2014
    10
    One of the most immersive, creepy, and downright head-tripping albums I've ever experienced. Nostalgically beautiful, yet subtly sinister, this is only surpassed by "Music Has the Right..." as their greatest work.
  13. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    Superb oeuvre... an oasis for the seeker..............................................................................................................
  14. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An album of such musical creativity, wit, and design that it seems almost listening to something ethreal and out of this world. Warning: This album is extremely dark and almost disturbing as it includes screaming, crying, and a kick @%% rhythm and meaning behind every song it has on it.
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  15. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    Boards of Canada return with their reel to reel noise with full force and smack us with subliminal messaging just a bit harder too as this eerie, unsettling masterpiece unfolds over the 66 minutes of pure lo-fi wonder
  16. Aug 29, 2017
    9
    Structurally, Geogaddi isn't a far cry from Music Has the Right to Children. Thematically, the albums are polar opposites. The familiar, warm synth riffs introduced by MHTRTC have been replaced by cold, droning soundscapes and the recurring references to mathematics and the occult solidify it as one of the duo's creepier releases.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mixer
    90
    For the most part, Geogaddi only hints at new directions. But then, if it ain't broke, why fix it? [Apr 2002, p.78]
  2. Geogaddi is successful as few other albums are. Whereas many artists and groups tend to released records composed of series of unrelated songs, songs based on single concepts, or songs written and recorded during single studio sessions, Boards of Canada's latest has done something exponentially spectacular and commendable.
  3. Spin
    80
    It's a thoroughly satisfying album, but surprises are in short supply. [May 2002, p.120]