User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34

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  1. DavidR.
    Feb 23, 2008
    5
    The best album of the year? Doesn't Delusions of Inadequacy know it's early February? If anybody deserves an 'album of the year' honor this early it's the sweater-wearing afropop punks Vampire Weekend.
  2. PaulC.
    Feb 23, 2008
    6
    Certain types of music tend to be overvalued on metacritic (see The Field, Burial, etc.). The new album from Atlas Sound falls into this category. Listening to this album is a forgettable experience. It's not that it's bad--there are moments that are quite pleasant--it's just that none of the music stands out in anyway. I kept waiting for a song on this album to really Certain types of music tend to be overvalued on metacritic (see The Field, Burial, etc.). The new album from Atlas Sound falls into this category. Listening to this album is a forgettable experience. It's not that it's bad--there are moments that are quite pleasant--it's just that none of the music stands out in anyway. I kept waiting for a song on this album to really break out but it never did. I'm sure I'll listen to this album a few more times, but will I be listening to it in June? Not likely, and if an album has a shelf-life of a couple months in rotation, well frankly, that's not worth an 80+ rating in my book. Expand

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Under The Radar
    60
    At times, it's as moody and transporting as great film music, but, fat too often, these songs never materialize into anything more substantial than vapor. [Winter 2008, p.80]
  2. 90
    Cold and sweet all at once while perched atop a reef of moody Krautrock, Let the Blind Lead has a progression that melts more than it floats.
  3. The music married to these wonderful lyrics is touching, gorgeous and stunning and there is no doubt in my mind that Atlas Sound has created, arguably, the best album of the year.