Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The sound is bigger too, strengthening a band that's all guitars-drums-vocals sonics -- including Molly Siegel's yelping vocables, without which the sound's faux-tween soul and wise-ass tempo shifts would evanesce into abstraction.
  2. With J Robbins producing and the vastly improved sonics, you have a much clearer idea of what everyone is doing. Little things are important with this band, and here, you can actually make them out.
  3. Ponytail has rendered Ice Cream Spiritual insidiously infectious--and bursting with an oddly tuneful virtuosity that aches to share rather than show off.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. MattM.
    Sep 15, 2008
    9
    This album is fantastic! Every song is just as good as the last, and for me the vocals put it over the top. If anything they sound like deerhoof. These songs are surprisingly catchy. Beg Waves! Full Review »
  2. DavidS
    Sep 12, 2008
    8
    Pure emotion. Awesome and a hell of a lot of fun. Somehow the album works perfectly, for what it is.
  3. matthewg
    Aug 25, 2008
    8
    this is a solid landing that shows a polished run on all chips in approach; theres nothing dispassionate about this album. i cant wait for this to hit wax. Full Review »