Light Up Gold

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50

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  1. Feb 4, 2013
    6
    Are these guys for real? Sure I'll admit the style has a fresh edge to it, but is there any staying power? It seems like the hipster flavor of the month to me, and I'd be surprised to see them ever forge their sound into something beyond what it is now. As I listen to Light Up Gold, I find myself thinking 'I'd rather be hearing Ween's 12 Country Greats'
  2. Jan 1, 2014
    6
    A good rock album. It's been a long time since i heard any guitar riffs and solos. The energetic vocals, along with the music, provided a good enough listening experience.

    There are some really catchy tracks here, some decent ones, and others are forgettable. But they're all short. And that's a problem with the album. It's way too short. Overall, the album is good. Only time will
    A good rock album. It's been a long time since i heard any guitar riffs and solos. The energetic vocals, along with the music, provided a good enough listening experience.

    There are some really catchy tracks here, some decent ones, and others are forgettable. But they're all short. And that's a problem with the album. It's way too short.

    Overall, the album is good. Only time will tell if this band can keep up, or improve, on this work.
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Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 30, 2013
    89
    It's an album of brainy rock songs that state their claims then defiantly step out from beneath the ethereal haze.
  2. May 13, 2013
    80
    Parquet Courts are a charmingly old-fashioned band, transmitting cryptic, collapsible songs to an anyone who can build a receiver from Guided By Voices-coloured vinyl and Pavement fanzines. [Jun 2013, p.104]
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    80
    Light Up Gold packs 15 songs in 33 minutes, and most are great. [Jun 2013, p.78]