• Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Jan 28, 2013
    This may be a flashback to the sound of a decade prior, but after getting so far away from their metal roots, most fans will agree that this balance of creepy ambience and pummeling riffs is a welcome return to form.
  2. Alternative Press
    Jan 25, 2013
    Oddfellows is a multifaceted and consistently fascinating album. [Feb 2013, p.94]
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 6, 2013
    While wonderfully idiosyncratic, Oddfellows finds them at their most accessible to date. [Apr 2013, p.95]
  4. Jan 25, 2013
    It strikes the prefect balance: accessible, yet with enough idiosyncrasy to make it more than just a formulaic retread of past glories.
  5. Kerrang!
    Feb 26, 2013
    Anyone who remembers Mike covering Italian pop songs from yesteryear ion his 2010 album Mondo Cane will know, strictly speaking, a few of his recent projects have sounded more interesting than they have incredible. Thankfully, Oddfellows is both. [2 Feb 2013, p.54]
  6. Magnet
    Feb 11, 2013
    Bassist Dunn and drummer Stanier lay down weird sprightly grooves, while guitarist Denison arranges their melodies into something hard and densely poppy with arch-but-upbeat harmonics pulled from Pet Sounds. [No. 95, p.61]
  7. Feb 1, 2013
    Oddfellows then is a fairly straightforward album, although it possesses enough personality and deftness of touch to bear repeated listens.
  8. Feb 1, 2013
    Tomahawk has since its debut defined itself and Patton provides enough of an anchor to carry the band through lamentation (I.O.U.) and noir-ish narrative (A Thousand Eyes) in addition to its heavier output, which make up the album's best moments.
  9. Feb 14, 2013
    Led by Patton’s smarmy vocals and the band’s intricately heavy instrumentation, Oddfellows cuts a swath between infectious bangers (Stone Letter, South Paw) and quirky atmospherics.
  10. Feb 4, 2013
    Good as these guys are at mashing up genres on the fly, there's no denying the straighter, fist-pumpier stuff here works best.
  11. Feb 4, 2013
    The only thing that keeps Oddfellows from being a thoroughly stellar album are the seemingly requisite filler tracks that simply do not last in your memory no matter how many times you listen to them.
  12. Jan 25, 2013
    It's a surprising, thoroughly consistent return-to-form, and it makes Oddfellows the first contender for hard-rock album of the year.
  13. Jan 28, 2013
    On the surface, it's big, dumb, and fun; just beneath, there's an improbably complicated band at work, showing its hand only on repeated listens.
  14. Jan 29, 2013
    That's Oddfellow's overriding vibe, as well as its greatest asset: tighter songs and sturdier structures, with more room left for atmosphere, exploration, and subversion within them.
  15. Uncut
    Jan 25, 2013
    Less outre than much of Patton's work. [Feb 2013, p.80]

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