Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. It's the kind of meet-you-halfway hipster party record the Dismemberment Plan has decided they don't want to make anymore.
  2. Though they may be more focused, Enon will never be straightforward, but that's one of the band's, and album's, strengths.
  3. For all the divergent styles and blatant hero-worshipping to be found on High Society, the group never sounds derivative or misguided -- a rare feat, proving that despite numerous comparisons, Enon have indeed carved out their own fractured and unique musical identity.
  4. A beautiful excursion of weird cross-genres slices.
  5. Enon proves once and for all that spooky does not necessarily mean quiet, and being goofy doesn't make you a joke. [July 2002, p.80]
  6. High Society expands upon the hurried schizophrenia of Schmersal’s previous band, Brainiac, elevating songwriting to the same level of experimental deconstruction to both the detriment and advancement of the band’s core sound.
  7. Like kindred spirit Robert Pollard, Schmersal doesn't believe in wasting precious energy gussying tunes up with unnecessary accoutrements like middle eights and third verses, which imbues High Society with kind of breathless energy custom made for a hot summer night.
  8. 60
    High Society [proves] Schmersal capable of a good, straight-forward pop song. [July 2002, p.100]
  9. 60
    Enon inhabit a multi-coloured Seventies soaring pop universe but with... emphasis on crunching guitar breaks, electronic textures and skewed lyrics. [Sep 2002, p.118]
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JustinB
    Jan 15, 2007
    10
    classic!
  2. AmberR
    Jul 26, 2004
    10
    beautiful and eclectic
  3. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 17, 2004
    8
    Great for a party, great doing housechores. Endlessly listenable.