Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Under The Radar
    80
    The production is impeccable. [#9]
  2. This is Weird War at their most minimal and stoned.
  3. Uncut
    70
    It's plenty funky, just less in-your-face and with a disco polish. [May 2005, p.103]
  4. If there's one thing that unites 'Illuminated By The Light' it's how sweaty a vibe it gives off.
  5. Alternative Press
    70
    If they don't make you get down, they'll certainly get your attention. [May 2005, p.124]
  6. Mojo
    70
    An album of abundant, aberrant fun. [May 2005, p.102]
  7. Warped glam-funk-disco in the spirit of Frank Zappa.
  8. It is both accessible and challenging at times, and a few bloopers aside a perfectly worthy release, providing the purchaser can tolerate Ian Svenonius' occasional lapses into horrendously irritating vocal histrionics.
  9. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    'Light' is let down by anaemic sound. [16 Apr 2005, p.51]
  10. The album gets really repetitive and just drones into the background.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. marke
    Jul 28, 2005
    9
    seems a bit dull at first but after a couple plays you realize how awesome this record is.