Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Although the whole thing begins to make more sense after (many) repeat listens, the overall results are at best uneven, and at worst, absolutely baffling.
  2. Uncut
    60
    Both sublime and ridiculous. [Jun 2002, p.114]
  3. Blender
    60
    This is a transitional album: Mould sprinting away from his past. [Apr/May 2002, p.116]
  4. Modulate finds him bounding around various points on the spectrum to varying degrees of creative success.
  5. He seems a bit misguided in places, confusing the message and the medium as he enters these uncharted waters.
  6. Alternative Press
    40
    Sadly, Modulate comes off as a former punk's clumsy and unsuccessful attempt at diving into a genre that relies less on the organic than it does on the synthetic. [May 2002, p.96]
  7. A largely frustrating set of Saturday morning cartoon electronics.
  8. Modulate has its share of dogs; tepid opener "180 Rain" and cheesy "Quasar" could've been left off here with no net loss. When Mould lets the guitars ring through the layers of keyboards and drum machines, as on the romantic lament "Come on Strong," however, minions will find their faith restored.
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  1. MattR
    Jul 19, 2005
    3
    Very poor album from a consistently great artist. Maybe should have saved this album as a Loudbomb release although it would have still been Very poor album from a consistently great artist. Maybe should have saved this album as a Loudbomb release although it would have still been very disappointing. Only 1 or 2 tracks on the album have any staying power after you get over the novelty effect of Mould's experimentation with electronica. Mould's electronica release under the psuedonym 'loudbomb' was a much stronger work than Modulate. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one. Full Review »