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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Ed
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    Deerhoof are the most exciting thing happening in music today. Dare I say - but I will say - genius. They've been on a roll for at least the past three albums, not including this brilliant opus. I want to be part of their world. AND when was the last time music blew your mind? Wow. Thank you Deerhoof. A million times...thank you.
  2. Mefisto
    Mar 12, 2004
    9
    disappointing to see reviewers not appreciating this one as much as the last couple... because this record is as good as Reveille and better than Apple O... not to mention their most consistent release of the three (quality-wise)... their perverted melodic sensibilities make for a refreshingly interesting, exhilarating listen... easily among the best rock bands that this era has to disappointing to see reviewers not appreciating this one as much as the last couple... because this record is as good as Reveille and better than Apple O... not to mention their most consistent release of the three (quality-wise)... their perverted melodic sensibilities make for a refreshingly interesting, exhilarating listen... easily among the best rock bands that this era has to offer... hopefully they will be remembered as such... Expand
  3. BenjaminBunny
    Jun 8, 2004
    8
    Wow! I think some critics are expecting too much from Deerhoof. Listen, "Milk Man" is not as consistently genius as either "Reveille" or "Apple O," but when this LP is on it's turned up to 10! The title track gets my vote for song of the year. Buy it!!
  4. DonW
    Mar 15, 2004
    8
    I love Deerhoof - they're a fantastic live band - but this isn't their best album. There ARE standout tracks, but there are also some duds here. If you haven't heard Deerhoof, the best place to start would be Reveille, followed by Apple O' and possibly their first album. Still, even a subpar Deerhoof album is far more interesting and more fun than most of what's I love Deerhoof - they're a fantastic live band - but this isn't their best album. There ARE standout tracks, but there are also some duds here. If you haven't heard Deerhoof, the best place to start would be Reveille, followed by Apple O' and possibly their first album. Still, even a subpar Deerhoof album is far more interesting and more fun than most of what's out there. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Deerhoof's diversity is less a series of self-conscious genre references than a genuine proclamation of unimaginable artistic freedom.
  2. Sounds like Deerhoof-in-theory: zero standout tracks, an abundance of groovy sonics.
  3. 91
    A perfect album, except perfect is the wrong word for a band so dedicated to kitchen-sink oddness. [Mar 2004, p.96]