Goodnight Oslo

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2009
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mojo
    60
    Goodnight Oslo could be a ghost story, a slice of stoner paranoia or a song about steam trains, but shows something sleek and ominous still looming in the fog of Hitchcock's imagination. [Mar 2009, p.107]
  2. The 10-song album ricochets between great – the grammatically playful What You Is, the countryish Hurry For The Sky – and just okay.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. drunkenstepdadrez
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    See the show - then you tell me.
  2. JimS
    Mar 1, 2009
    8
    This is a CD of wonderful moments, enough to keep it in heavy rotation for awhile, but it does not hang together as well as Hitchcock's This is a CD of wonderful moments, enough to keep it in heavy rotation for awhile, but it does not hang together as well as Hitchcock's best. The lyrics are sometimes inscrutable, but they retain the Hitchcock charm, and why would one expect otherwise? What catches my ear most are delicious passages in which Peter Buck's guitar and Hitchcock's meld into a wonderful sort of lovely. "I'm Falling" is pure jangle without a hint of precious; "16 Years" is co-credited to Buck, and it sounds like the best of mid-career R.E.M., and the title track harks to the best of Hitchcock's psychodelia. This CD does not scale the heights of "I Often Dream of Trains," "Eye," or "Moss Elixir," but it stands as a welcome addition to the HItchcock catalog. Full Review »