Kidnapped By Neptune - Scout Niblett

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. If you’re looking for dusty, cavernous melancholia entwined with hard rockin’ and speckled with magic, then consider it found.
  2. Kidnapped By Neptune is one of those rare albums that's both sexy and dirty, and isn't guilty of trying to be either.
  3. Kidnapped by Neptune... finds an exponential increase in her reach while still relying on some of her time-tested tricks; the results are wryly melodic and never ever boring.
  4. Niblett takes the old quiet-loud dynamic and stretches it to unexpected lengths. [#258, p.68]
  5. Kidnapped by Neptune is overly long and ambitious, even if it is a determined step towards something far more interesting.
  6. Despite the overbearing length and the sometimes lazy lyrics, Kidnapped by Neptune is a strong release in a year of strong releases.
  7. It’s easily Niblett’s most challenging album to date, and also her most accomplished.
  8. Explosive, mysterious and refreshingly strange.
  9. 70
    Remarkably compelling to anyone with slightly more outre tastes. [Aug 2005, p.102]
  10. The highs on Kidnapped are incredibly high, the lows very low, and there's not much in between.
  11. An acquired taste. [Jul 2005, p.119]
  12. The caterwauling of a young woman sitting cross-legged on a sanitarium floor. [#10, p.113]
  13. A decidedly mixed bag that offers many captivating songs but not a consistently high-quality artistic statement.
  14. As the songs wear on, you quickly become tired of the unnecessary quirks.
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  1. LeonardoF
    Jul 1, 2005
    a very good album, perhaps a little long.