• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2009
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 4 out of 11

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  1. OskarP.
    Sep 14, 2009
    9
    One of their best, ranks easily along with Today's Active Lifestyles and Exploded Drawing. Lots of influence from their 2-3 members' side project Black Taj, from the last 3 years.
  2. eastside
    Sep 10, 2009
    9
    This album smokes. Inventive guitar playing and great drums. It is amazing that 12 years has passed since their last release. Polvo hasn't missed a beat and I hope this album earns them a whole new legion of fans. "Beggar's Bowl" is a super track. Highly recommended.
  3. DavidR.
    Sep 10, 2009
    9
    This is an awesome return from one of the most cruelly underrated bands from the 90's. Thundering and Beautiful.
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Even if it's not their best ever, it's a valid comeback that should appease longing fans.
  2. So while In Prism at least sounds like a Polvo record, it’s not until the second half, starting with the eight-minute opus “Lucia,” where it actually begins to feel like a Polvo record.
  3. In Prism ultimately sets a new standard for them: don't just make it sound like you never left, but rather make the past seem like a mere warm-up for what's to come.