Ideal Lives

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The chemistry between the members of Rahim is quite apparent from the beginning to the end of the album.
  2. Urb
    80
    A few moments... break through the post-punk grind to show a little more breadth. [Apr 2006, p.90]
  3. What makes Rahim unique isn't their overall style; it's the tiny yet indispensable songwriting flourishes that lodge obdurately in the memory.
  4. 75
    Ideal Lives is an uneven record, at times frustratingly so, but it is also the sound of a band finding out just what they are capable of, and falling in love with it.
  5. A likeable and exciting album.
  6. If Jungles presented the formula, Ideal Lives gives us the answer.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AaronD
    May 15, 2006
    9
    Most original band I've heard in a long time. Also they use negative space like a master painter or photographer would. Extremely Most original band I've heard in a long time. Also they use negative space like a master painter or photographer would. Extremely rythmic and tuneful all at once. Full Review »