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Universal acclaim- based on 67 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 64 out of 67
  2. Negative: 2 out of 67

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  1. JohnR.
    Oct 20, 2003
    What a stupid album.
  2. krauterm
    Feb 6, 2006
    nice, in a coldplay sense: in the sense that they've made it almost impossible to feel really strongly either way, based solely on the music. ultimately boring. increasingly obsolete, in the wake of other, better albums, such as last exit. sounds like the books meet travis meet a midsize car commercial. so, if that's where you're at, snooze on. this will not age well.
  3. JimS
    Feb 27, 2003
    The Notwist is a classic example of herd mentality--now that the heavies of independent criticism have weighed in, the hype is going to be deafening. Don't buy it. The Notwist album is half sterile and barely original. It's moderately entertaining, but the people who are referring to it as album of the year are the same people who thought that The Streets were something novel.

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Young people who think Kraftwerk were more important than the Ramones are free to satisfy their craving for the neu with this retreat into simplicity. But even Radiohead and Mouse on Mars contain more chaos.
  2. 90
    The vocals are really what seem to live with you after one listen, making Neon Golden memorable beyond its audio gimmicks. [#3, p.87]
  3. 70
    Neon Golden often comes on like a radical update of New Order's Lowlife period, where mournful guitar songs are integrated into a mesh of clicks, pops, glitches and samples. [Mar 2003, p.96]