Napa Asylum

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Under The Radar
    Mar 9, 2011
    60
    Spotty and shambolic, but brimming with moments of serious brilliance--this is the Sic Alps way. [Feb 2011, p.73]
  2. Uncut
    Feb 25, 2011
    60
    It feels like a step up in terms of songwriting. [Feb 2011, p.96]
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    60
    Napa Asylum graces us with moments of understated beauty, and when it's not terrifying us with bad trips, leaves a feeling of contentment and fuzzy warmth with the world. However, 22 tracks is gratuitous and excessive, and the repetitiveness inherent in some of the tracks shows that quantity, and not always quality, swayed the making of the final cut.
  4. The Wire
    Apr 28, 2011
    50
    Sic Alp's latest might make for acceptable audio wallpaper--nice tunes and all, just ragged enough to contrive an illusion of edginess--but it crumbles under closer scrutiny. [Mar 2011, p.58]
  5. Feb 16, 2011
    50
    It's a subtly bold step and one the band should continue to investigate, regardless of the fact that it didn't quite work out in their favor here.

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