My Electric Family

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Alpers has a knack like few others for spinning our over-interconnected loneliness into something more like a blissful collective daydream.
  2. Never less than dreamy, My Electric Family is endlessly inventive and rewarding.
  3. Mojo
    80
    A real treasure. [Sep 2009, p.90]
  4. Although Alpers has found a winning sound, she's still scrambling to gather her notes and draft a theme she can deliver with conviction.
  5. Alpers is smart, you can tell immediately, yet the album feels carefully scrubbed of identifying marks, swinging between Flaming Lips-size pomp and Laurie Anderson-style catatonia.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    There's no doubting her sonic ambitions, the glowing multitracked vocals and eclectic instrumentation here resembling a kind of lo-fi, one-woman version of Animal Collective. [Jun 2009, p.117]
  7. So swathed in electronic trickery, space-age swoops and super-produced vocals is My Electric Family, though, that it ends up a little soulless; individually the tracks have a removed piquancy, but an hour’s solid exposure leaves you yearning for a crackle, some fuzz, or any human intervention.

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