Lonerism - Tame Impala
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    One of the most impressive albums of the home-recording era while still feeling superbly refined.
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    Tame Impala prove far more exciting because, by maximizing the use of the available technology, they tap into the progressive and experimental spirit of psychedelic rock, and not just the sound.
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    91
    The band's latest, Lonerism, digs even deeper into those themes and sounds [early-'70s psychedelia, proto-metal, and British pop], and pulls out a masterful collage.
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    An album of the year contender.
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    100
    It feels digital, alien, the sound of modern machines going wrong. All this is underpinned by genuinely great songwriting
  6. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    Tame Impala possesses an uncanny ear for reconstructing psychedelia that spans decades while remaining undeniably present.
  7. Nov 14, 2012
    88
    Lonerism is a dense slab, and much may resist exploration on the first 5, 10, or 20 listens, but the swaths that pass through even the most garbled neural net are nourishing enough to sustain a considerable journey.
  8. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    This album is incredibly intriguing and was executed beautifully.
  9. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    There are few out there above what he has achieved with Lonerism.
  10. Nov 14, 2012
    88
    Lonerism is a life raft for the abyss of song-induced self-reflection it inspires.
  11. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    Hypno-grooving at its best.
  12. Nov 27, 2012
    90
    While none of the songs are deeply political or poetic like the wartime bands that predated Tame Impala, they are no less poignant and often delve into a reflective sadness of longing to belong.
  13. The way your patience is so handsomely rewarded is what truly makes Lonerism such an engrossing spectacle.
  14. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    Lonerism is an absolutely amazing and inspiring record.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 159 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    Incredible classic rock inspired sound that sends you on a nouveau psychedelic journey through lavish multi-layered soundscapes and leave you in slack-jawed amazement after every track. Personally i thought their debut album Innerspeaker would be tough to top, but this really takes the band to a new level. A no contest best album of the year, and sure to be one of the best of the decade. A psychedelic pop masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    9
    Finally this website puts this on here. Great album, easily better than 'Innerspeaker' and one of the best of 2012. I wouldn't call it perfect, but it's close enough. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2012
    10
    Lonerism or loner??? Definitely one of the best albums of 2012. Tracks to listen: Elephant, Led Zeppelin (a bonus track) and Beverly Laurel (another bonus track). Full Review »