Oracle

  • Record Label: Artemis
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2001
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Oracle sees Kittie moving from novelty status to bone-crushing legitimacy. [Jan 2002, p.86]
  2. A much more brutal and vicious record than its predecessor.
  3. Spin
    70
    Kittie still spew the alternately golden-throated and throat-shredding thrash of their 2000 debut, Spit. [Dec 2001, p.154]
  4. This is an average album by a promising band who needs to find a distinct identity.
  5. Kittie sound like they want to pursue harder extremes but can't decide whether to snicker or snarl, to play doomsayer or dominatrix.
  6. Blender
    40
    There's nothing here that you couldn't hear blaring out of a thousand suburban garages on any Saturday night. [#4, p.118]
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    Such one-dimensional plodders as Mouthful Of Poison and Pain are as uninspired as their titles. [#184, p.139]
  8. Too often, the follow-up to their 600,000-selling debut 'Spit', is plain overbearing, a violent marriage of melody and brutality that makes for a highly uneasy listen.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. MikeL
    Oct 19, 2009
    8
    Kittie is unfortunately being viewed as a novelty band just based on their gender, birthplace, age, etc. And I guess that can be expected Kittie is unfortunately being viewed as a novelty band just based on their gender, birthplace, age, etc. And I guess that can be expected just by looking at these girls, but they kick the crap out of your eardrums from the opening song and I think kick the crap out of a lot of their male counterparts out there. Full Review »