Lion The Girl - Midnight Movies
Lion The Girl Image
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Steve Fisk produced this sophomore set for the--dare we say it--cinematic Los Angeles-based band, now a four-piece after the departure of co-founder Jason Hammons and the addition of two new members.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. As Olivier's lyrical content matures along with the rest of the band's elements, Midnight Movies could be ready to move into primetime.
  2. 80
    Though they never reach full roar on Lion, the sinister growl of songs like "Patient Eye" and "Coral Den" are enough to send chills down any cinephile's spine. [#24, p.97]
  3. The quartet, at least on this record, has melded into an impressive whole.
  4. Even though Midnight Movies are full of influences, they're getting closer and closer to transcending these influences and creating a masterpiece of their own. [#16, p.93]
  5. This is cinematic music, fitting a noir mode.
  6. 50
    The moody effects and oblique lyrical affectations quickly wear thin. [May 2007, p.88]
  7. Once the songs on Lion the Girl are over, they are as difficult to remember as those wisps of dream that dissolve upon waking.

See all 8 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2