Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. There's a ton of great music on this release, but Kinsella ultimately ruins the focus.
  2. The balance of unsettleing noise and artistic appreciation wavers perhaps a little too much and, as admirable a band as they are, wrapping your ears around their album unfortunately proves to be a little too much work.
  3. Kinsella’s unrelenting lack of melody, his horribly self-absorbed and nebulous lyrics, and an overall misuse of timing force the rest of the mix into the periphery for a more numbing, frustrating listen.
  4. The album's saving grace is the surrounding music, which almost, but not quite, makes up for Kinsella's constant barrage of tiresome non-sequiturs.
  5. Alternative Press
    50
    Either the worst or the best thing I've heard all year. [Dec 2004, p.152]
  6. Kinsella carefully enunciates his lyrics to make sure we hear all the clever references he's making, forcing SAT words into musical phrases that stagger under the weight of their pretense.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DiegoL.
    Jun 21, 2008
    10
    I really like their music.
  2. JohnF.
    Oct 1, 2007
    10
    the most cohesive record by this uncompromising, deep and uncanny band. its strange beauty and musical deepness makes it a winner, an album I the most cohesive record by this uncompromising, deep and uncanny band. its strange beauty and musical deepness makes it a winner, an album I always go back with infinite pleasure! Full Review »
  3. Rayendra
    Oct 13, 2005
    9
    wow... i don't know i must really like their music. The Sound and the feeling when they played the music is so naturally come out.