Kidnapped By Neptune

  • Record Label: Too Pure
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Kidnapped by Neptune is overly long and ambitious, even if it is a determined step towards something far more interesting.
  2. A decidedly mixed bag that offers many captivating songs but not a consistently high-quality artistic statement.
  3. If you’re looking for dusty, cavernous melancholia entwined with hard rockin’ and speckled with magic, then consider it found.
  4. It’s easily Niblett’s most challenging album to date, and also her most accomplished.
  5. 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.
  6. Mojo
    70
    Remarkably compelling to anyone with slightly more outre tastes. [Aug 2005, p.102]
  7. The highs on Kidnapped are incredibly high, the lows very low, and there's not much in between.
  8. As the songs wear on, you quickly become tired of the unnecessary quirks.
  9. Explosive, mysterious and refreshingly strange.
  10. Q Magazine
    60
    An acquired taste. [Jul 2005, p.119]
  11. Kidnapped By Neptune is one of those rare albums that's both sexy and dirty, and isn't guilty of trying to be either.
  12. Despite the overbearing length and the sometimes lazy lyrics, Kidnapped by Neptune is a strong release in a year of strong releases.
  13. The Wire
    80
    Niblett takes the old quiet-loud dynamic and stretches it to unexpected lengths. [#258, p.68]
  14. Under The Radar
    60
    The caterwauling of a young woman sitting cross-legged on a sanitarium floor. [#10, p.113]
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  1. LeonardoF
    Jul 1, 2005
    8
    a very good album, perhaps a little long.