Mount Eerie

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26

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  1. j30
    Sep 4, 2011
    1
    I tried and tried to listen to this album with no avail. There's better music out there, you just got to dig deeper. A completely forgettable album.
  2. LukeM.
    Feb 25, 2003
    0
    I know Phil Elvrum is a drummer, but this album is pretty much ALL drums. Is that something you'd want to listen to for 40 minutes? When some sort of melody does come in, generally in the form of acoustic guitar and bad singing, it only sounds good in that it's a reprieve from the drumming. I wouldn't give a zero lightly; this is truly awful.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    Mount Eerie would be a gorgeous record even if the vision behind it didn't fall somewhere between Biblical allegory and Greek myth, but the drama makes it all the more stunning. [Feb 2003, p.70]
  2. Weaving together themes like mortality, the universality of mankind, and the cyclical eternality of life and not having it all come out as a pretentious mess of self-important prognosticating and vaguely simplistic truisms places Elvrum in the rarified air that few outside of Brian Wilson have ever attempted to reach.
  3. Elvrum’s tightest song cycle yet, truly focusing and clarifying the themes and ideas he’s explored on all his albums.