Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Hart’s multiple layers of sound keep his unadventurous song structures from becoming trite; though Our Thickness is pure verse-chorus-verse-chorus fare with no flashy bridges or codas, it will still take months to dive into every piece of instrumentation.
  2. When I say “melancholy masterpiece” I mean “beautiful, melodic progressive pop bombast with realistically contemplative lyrics," not “Damien Rice."
  3. The best numbers show Hart gaining subtle confidence as a composer without feeling the need to break the mold completely.
  4. Homespun creativity has rarely sounded bigger -- or better -- than it does on Our Thickness.
  5. Under The Radar
    80
    Spine-tingling pop that is comfortably similar to his first two records, but is broader in sound and maybe a bit more accessible. [#10, p.116]
  6. An exuberantly echoing starburst of lo-fi twee-pop gone grand.
  7. If you haven't discovered the group yet, by all means snap up this lush slab of synth pop.
  8. This album is a lot more than just a singer/songwriter's romantic confessions but not quite the grandiose rock of The Flaming Lips and Beck, but The Russian Futurists have carved a nice little niche somewhere in between.
  9. It doesn't have a whole lot of replay value.
  10. Magnet
    50
    Taken in one sitting, Our Thickness is just wearying. [#68, p.110]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. davef
    Jul 18, 2005
    10
    I really like this, never heard the other albums, but this is really fresh.
  2. coreyd
    Jun 28, 2005
    10
    check out still life...need more proof it's a 10?
  3. SkipP
    Jun 15, 2005
    3
    "Paul Simon" is great, but that's about everything you'd want to hear on this album. The rest ranges from just there to incredibly "Paul Simon" is great, but that's about everything you'd want to hear on this album. The rest ranges from just there to incredibly annoying, Fiery Furnaces I want to throw my mp3 player against the wall style. Hooks cease to be catchy and become annoying when they are underproduced, cloying, and repeated 87 times in a row. This album was made in a bedroom and it sounds like it. Full Review »