• Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. BradB.
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    this is the shit. hands down the years best.
  2. savagebeast
    Dec 25, 2006
    9
    saw them in brick lane. they broke 93ft east in half. simply amazing. i work records and wish most bands would take this path.
  3. JoshR
    Dec 20, 2006
    10
    this CD is the unsung GEM of 2006. Not one track is unnecessary. Brilliant. Can't wait to hear more from Viva Voce.
  4. HarrB.LOST
    Dec 23, 2006
    9
    totally awesome record. Anita is a GODDESS!!!! like a nico record in more than one tone
  5. corym
    Dec 4, 2006
    3
    this album is not nearly as good as their previous two. it actually gives me headaches to listen to it. there's not much catchiness to it and is way too muddled.
  6. laila
    Jan 26, 2007
    10
    Saw them with The Shins and they stole the show. My new favorite album of the year!!!!!! :-)
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Paste Magazine
    80
    Something so organic it should almost be unrepeatable. [Sep 2006, p.77]
  2. This is stoner rock for the indie set, so every suggestion of Led Zeppelin or Queen gets filtered through a Sonic Youth or Yo La Tengo aesthetic, which helps keep the bombast and pagan iconography at bay.
  3. This is an organic, homegrown creation that sounds as though it's had a lot of time and love invested in it; lend an inquisitive ear and find yourself instantly besotted.