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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 197 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 197

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  1. Dave
    Apr 5, 2007
    5
    I am absolutely sickened by the torrent of positive commentary this album has received. It is flatly uninteresting and should be approached with skepticism, not with the expectation that this is a "great" album.
  2. JackRauhkes
    May 26, 2007
    4
    it's atmospheric and boring; it lacks structure, it lacks energy, and most of all, it lacks content. Not all genres are created equal. Person Pitch may be at the top of its soundtrack-esque game, but one can't even begin to compare it to masterpiece albums of this decade. The fact is, it's never going to be up there with that caliber of music. If you're into it's atmospheric and boring; it lacks structure, it lacks energy, and most of all, it lacks content. Not all genres are created equal. Person Pitch may be at the top of its soundtrack-esque game, but one can't even begin to compare it to masterpiece albums of this decade. The fact is, it's never going to be up there with that caliber of music. If you're into experimental songs that lack musicianship and structure, this is for you. If you like normal songs and enjoy actually being able to tap your foot to the beat, this is not for you. Expand
  3. Laccharisma
    Feb 15, 2008
    5
    Good/Not good. Overstated by the haters and the sycophants. Neither a 1 or a 10 this album is insubstantial and lacks momentum of any kind. It is also at times beautiful but that is a brief experience when the beauty seems looped, staged and drowned in reverby-harmonies. The melodies are of a quality that never seems to reach fruition or full development. Circular music that for some is Good/Not good. Overstated by the haters and the sycophants. Neither a 1 or a 10 this album is insubstantial and lacks momentum of any kind. It is also at times beautiful but that is a brief experience when the beauty seems looped, staged and drowned in reverby-harmonies. The melodies are of a quality that never seems to reach fruition or full development. Circular music that for some is bliss and for others is complete shite. I'm near middle on it-still listening to it while I fill out forms and clean the house. Expand
  4. hirachi
    Feb 27, 2008
    4
    I came home from work one day and heard the Beach Boys playing. I asked my roommate in the living room where he got these Smile-era outtakes. He told me it was Panda Bear. We listened to the whole thing and all I could think was BEACH BOYS DEMOS.
  5. BethanyL.
    Feb 18, 2008
    6
    I've tried, I really have, but I just don't get it. I give it an above average based on the forward thinkingness of Noah and the meditative aspects of the album. But it just sounds like the echo effect/reverb is giving it the unity and gorgeousness! everyone speaks of. It isn't bad but I don't get the hype. A bit boring for me.
  6. SebM.
    May 31, 2008
    6
    My first reaction was "How did it get so much good rates ?". I was about to give it a 2 out of 10. But then I decided to listen to it several times, and the structures slowly appeared. It's finally kinda pleasant, but certainly not a masterpiece for me. The harmonies are gorgeous but it lacks of melody.
  7. TomP
    Nov 11, 2008
    6
    Nice, something different, but as far as can see so far, not among 2007's best. Pitchfork says "you can feel the warmth puring out of this music" yet I found this to only be true of the last track, the rest just seemed like they were floating along for the ride, occasionally offering up something interesting. In Rainbows, Boxer, Neon Bible, Mirrored, Untrue, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Hissing Nice, something different, but as far as can see so far, not among 2007's best. Pitchfork says "you can feel the warmth puring out of this music" yet I found this to only be true of the last track, the rest just seemed like they were floating along for the ride, occasionally offering up something interesting. In Rainbows, Boxer, Neon Bible, Mirrored, Untrue, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Hissing Fauna, and Cross all topped this in 2007. (It was a good year) To tell the truth this album made me sleepy, and not in a good peaceful way, it's just not that compelling of a listen, no sense of importance or...warmth actually. It feels detactched to me. I'll keep trying to listen to it though, to see if I'm missing something, but I'm not too optimistic. Expand
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 80
    Magical. [Apr 2007, p.114]
  2. His careful attention to detail and masterful use of vocal harmonies are unparalleled in modern indie rock.
  3. It's as lucid a marriage of the eneffably strange and crayon-bright catchy as 2007 is likely to see. [Apr 2007, p.58]