Passionoia

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. If you think intelligence in indie lyrics must come at the expense of coherence, take in a couple of these impeccably linear narratives.
  2. Uncut
    80
    As ever, BBR's absinthe-flavoured acid drops give you a great deal more to suck on than the rest of pop's confectionery selection. [Mar 2003, p.112]
  3. A greater combination of accessibility and subversion would be nearly impossible to imagine.
  4. The album is not quite a match for The Facts of Life, then, but a more than adequate follow-up.
  5. Blender
    70
    An utterly original if slightly queasiness-inducing album. [Nov 2003, p.109]
  6. Mojo
    70
    Passionoia doesn't quite match [The Facts of Life], but the best bits are immaculate. [Mar 2003, p.109]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. sebastien505
    Sep 25, 2003
    9
    Brilliant. Only one thing disappointed me is that the sound of Sarah Nixey is too cold. This album is not suitable for people who are upset, Brilliant. Only one thing disappointed me is that the sound of Sarah Nixey is too cold. This album is not suitable for people who are upset, as the tunes would make them even more down. Full Review »
  2. RadioChick
    May 16, 2003
    9
    Glorious! Best I've heard this year. Dark, tongue in cheek lyrics blend beautifully with upbeat synth/pop. Every listen reveals a new Glorious! Best I've heard this year. Dark, tongue in cheek lyrics blend beautifully with upbeat synth/pop. Every listen reveals a new lyrical gem. Full Review »
  3. Jarred
    Mar 28, 2003
    9
    There is something about this record that's hard to pin down that not only makes it not only the best BBR albums, but also one of the There is something about this record that's hard to pin down that not only makes it not only the best BBR albums, but also one of the most enjoyable records so far this year. Full Review »