Invitation Songs

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2007
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Uncut
    60
    When the shuffly mountain music is bolstered by some unobtrusive electronics it sounds more natural than it should. [Mar 2008, p.84]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Invitation Songs treads a well-worn path through dusty Americana, but with aplomb. [Mar 2008, p.100]
  3. Mojo
    60
    'Dancing On Our Graves' pumps out a footstomping rhythm but there's no happiness here, just bleakness, and all the more convincing for it. [Mar 2008, p.112]
  4. 60
    If 'Called' and 'Dancing on Our Graves' try too hard to conjure the spooky vibe of ancient American roots music, the persistent acoustic guitars produce waves of modern static tension.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. MarjaM
    Jan 3, 2008
    9
    Really, one of the most underrated albums of '07. Others being Fionn Regan, Great Lake Swimmers, and Junior Boys. Is it Me?
  2. PatrickM
    Oct 26, 2007
    8
    Do I hear the potential for something as intriguing as the first Clap Your Hand Say Yeah CD? Yes, I do! This is a very good CD and I Do I hear the potential for something as intriguing as the first Clap Your Hand Say Yeah CD? Yes, I do! This is a very good CD and I won't be surprised if their next one is a breakout. (Check out their "new demo" on their My Space page.) Full Review »