Noah's Ark - CocoRosie
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  • Summary: Their second album finds sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady joined by Antony and Devendra Banhart.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Noah’s Ark proves, again, that the Casady sisters are perhaps at the forefront of the overlabored ‘freak-folk’ scene.
  2. This smartly sequenced album casts a cumulative spell. [Oct 2005, p.156]
  3. 80
    Adds extra confidence and clarity to the same basic ingredients. [Oct 2005, p.107]
  4. Noah's Ark retrenches CocoRosie in their signature sound and gives us a glimpse of their indubitably eccentric future.
  5. 70
    It is the sisters' old-timey voices that capture and carry the beautiful eeriness of these minimalist songs. [#17, p.103]
  6. Overall it's rather tough to get a grip on what they're getting at.
  7. 0
    They make each shimmer of postnatal whimsy seem like an eternal gulag of the spotless mind. [Sep 2005, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. KyleM
    Oct 16, 2005
    This album deserves a few listens before you dismiss it. It grows on you, and you should want it too, as their isn't much out there that sounds like it. Expand
  2. peped
    Dec 17, 2005
    just perfect. lovely gigs
  3. AndyH
    Apr 16, 2007
    People are too stupid to realize how good this is.
  4. luisr
    Sep 30, 2005
    the song with antony is one of the most beautiful moments of this year.
  5. rob
    Sep 26, 2005
    Cocorosie have a polarizing effect on audiences. You either love them or hate them, and I think it's easy to understand both. Moreover, there are certain songs on both this album and their first which I love and others which I can hardly force myself to listen to. Edit the two albums into one, and you can make a perfect album. By themselves, each album makes for a twisting journey through some of the strangest and most beautiful music being made today. If your new to CocoRosie, however, I'd recommend their first album before this one. It seems to be a bit more accessible. Expand
  6. JeremyF
    Apr 18, 2007
    Now here's a band that is going to get slammed for whatever step they take. At least by some people. See that zero up there? Well, CocoRosie are very talented, and hardly deserve a zero, or even a 10 or 20. La Maison was very good, and haunting, but they showed some kind of a eerie charm. However, Noah's Ark, while still a decent album, fails to deliver with the same strength as La Maison. It seems like they are either trying way too hard to incorporate the loud, obnoxious toys, OR they are trying enough. Whatever the case, this album ends up being quite a dark, annoying, sometimes-almost-scary adventure. With the exception of some amazing tracks (K-Hole, South 2nd, Noah's Ark, and Honey or Tar) this album fails compared to the last one AND the 3rd one. The interludes Brazlilian Sun & Bisounars [or whatever] throw me off completely, and I'm glad that Honey or Tar, the great last song, IS the last song, at 2 minutes and 8 second. Seriously, CocoRosie are clearly talented, this just isn't as refined as they OBVIOUSLY can be. Big fat 4. Expand
  7. SamS
    Sep 26, 2005
    There are no words to describe how terrible this album is.

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