Open Season

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36

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  1. AramisG
    Apr 7, 2005
    5
    A lot of people complain that many of these
  2. BoL
    Aug 25, 2005
    5
    Not Great, not bad. Some songs really seem to fly you to other worlds (Please Stand Up, Be Gone). Others (To Go To Sleep, ...Find My Way Home) seem to stagnate in their own north sea water. This album reminds me too much of the way below average albums by The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
  3. PauloD
    Jun 2, 2005
    4
    the album have a variety of influences from beatles, david bowie mixed with modern britpop but the songs don't have personality and the "indie" feel this efort have it can make you bored of this band.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. It’s a good record, and doesn’t try to recreate The Decline, but it doesn’t manage to capture its energy, fear and grandeur.
  2. The first few songs are so jaw-slackeningly great, it can take days to get to the album's highlight, the epic eight-minute medley of "Please Stand Up" and "North Hanging Rock."
  3. It's a triumphant lesson in sweeping gracefully towards the mainstream with your imagination and mystery intact.