Observator - The Raveonettes
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Sep 12, 2012
    9
    Unfamiliar with the Raveonettes, I gave this album a try and was struck by their dreamy sound from beginning to end. It sounds like a lo-fi production for todays standards, but this only helps the overall sounds. The vocals echo harmoniously with the noisy guitars and this never gets tiresome throughout the album. Very nice album!
  2. Sep 11, 2012
    9
    This is thoroughly enjoyable. Different feel from past Ravies albums. Much more layers with the guitars and different sound. Unmistakable. Loving it.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 4, 2012
    70
    The music is starting to shift into a sort of Hipster Triple-A agreeability that robs it somewhat of the flavor that made the Raveonvettes so distinct, but suggests a maturity taking hold. [No.91 p.60]
  2. The influence of Chairlift, Warpaint, Alt-J and The xx all subliminally creep into adorable but chilling laments on dying young and wrecked romances.
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    60
    Overall the album is never really present enough to make an impression, beyond a hazy silhouette in the distance.