Light Up Gold - Parquet Courts
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40

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  1. Feb 28, 2014
    9
    If this album was a cocktail,it would taste like this:
    It is like "Is this It" "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" and like some old dad-countryrock band mixed with a touch of chili powder.
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    This is the most exciting new band I've heard in years. The lyrics are as instantly relateable and as obscure as slanted and/or enchanted, the tempos are fierce, the beats relentless. Godspeed the future and the past all at once.
  3. Jan 18, 2013
    9
    A like this album a lot. Reminds me of Kings Of Leon in their early days when they used to be good, can hear a bit of Pavement too. Very good debut album and hope to catch them live.
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]