Mechanical Wonder

  • Record Label: Ark 21
  • Release Date: May 1, 2001
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Yet despite the quality of Can't Get Back To The Baseline and the Kinks-like Give Me A Letter, several semi-acoustic fillers -- of which the dreary, You Are Amazing is the worst offender -- water down the album as a whole.
  2. The problem is that the songwriting has gotten a little mannered, a little undistinguished, and the performances, while sturdy, tend to be slightly flat.
  3. 50
    Overall, the pickings are too thin for a band of their capabilities.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. MarkF
    Feb 12, 2005
    3
    Well - I will have to give this album another good listen. I love O.C.S but thought this album was awful! (Far too down with no substance) I Well - I will have to give this album another good listen. I love O.C.S but thought this album was awful! (Far too down with no substance) I got to say though that I can't believe what I'm reading here (alot of good ratings) so maybe my view is a wrong one? Other albums by O.C.S have been more absorbing. Still - after reading what people think here makes me wonder if I should listen to mechanical wonder again! - mmmmm - I wonder? Full Review »
  2. jill
    Sep 13, 2004
    10
    this album is excellent, i give it a ten.... i can get 'if i gave you my heart' out of my head...amazing music to chill to. x
  3. StuartR.
    Jan 26, 2002
    9
    A fine crafted album with a variety of textures and great for a spliff on a saturday afternoon.