I - Buffalo Daughter
I Image
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: This is the first album in over three years (and first for new US label Emperor Norton) for the all-girl Japanese indie-electronic-rock-pop outfit. Money Mark and John McEntire make appearances here, although Cornelius does not.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. If you set the more gratuitous avant-gardities aside, you're left with a fair amount of haunting, beautiful and challenging music.
  2. 70
    On a very small and exclusive CD rack, you'd file I snugly between the recent albums by Air and Cornelius. [#53, p.72]
  3. Buffalo Daughter produce exceptional-sounding tracks that cover a wide spectrum of genres, texture and mood; they perform well on a variety of instruments, and their voices blend nicely most of the time. But they don't write great songs-- too often, they don't even write good ones.
  4. The group tries so hard to be clever and cutting-edge that it detracts from the album's strengths.
  5. Buffalo Daughter seem more concerned with emulating others than with creating their own niche. [Apr 2002, p.66]
  6. There's much daftness along the way. [Aug 2002, p.121]
  7. The work is unfocused and sounds as if Buffalo Daughter is trying to be novel.

See all 8 Critic Reviews