Pullhair Rubeye - Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Pullhair Rubeye is significant not because of its aesthetic and non-conceptual disposition, but also for its dedication to instinct and brave novelty (in the best sense of the word).
  2. The whole thing possesses the air of a woozy reverie, a gentle disengagement from reality. [Jun 2007, p.162]
  3. It's like they rented studio time in the red room from Twin Peaks.
  4. Pullhair Rubeye isn’t awful, but it could’ve been great.
  5. Three or four listens in, though, and very much against my will it started to become enjoyable as (im)pure sound.
  6. The album is seriously frustrating.
  7. I highly recommend that Animal Collective fans seek out the re-reversed copies of Pullhair Rubeye [available illegally on the Internet]. They are enjoyable.... But then there's, you know, the thing that sits on store shelves and costs money. And that version of Pullhair Rubeye is remarkably dull.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. kc
    Apr 29, 2007
    i love the reversed non commercial version so f-ing much every song is unbelievable. maybe not 1 or 2
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    People seem to think that Avey and Kria made the decision on reversing the songs because they thought it would be cool and impressive but it wasnt that at all. They reversed the songs because they thought it sounded good, and went well with the songs and what they were trying to do with the album. they weren't trying to be cool or anything like that. İt was the way they expressed their arrt i know this because first of all thats what they said and being a long time Collective fan i know these guys are very geniune with their work .

    That being said the songs are great when re-reversed and the reversed versions also sound pretty good. I feel like most of the hate is coming from people who thought they were just being pretentious, or trying to give the listener a challenge in the wrong way but all they were doing is making art, and pretty great art at that.

    There is some real original work here even from AC. I am sad that they broke up and wont be making more collaborations because when you look at the songs you can definitely hear a defining sound, its sad to see it go to waste. Also if the songs were released in their original way (without reverse and speeding up in some songs) it would definitely get a way higher metascore.
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  3. Peter
    Sep 24, 2007
    Sometimes I like to look at Metacritic's all-time worst albums list and find Pullhair Rubeye's spot on that list and think to myself, "every single one of the albums above this one sound worse than an album played backwards," and then I grin, and briefly feel bad for K-Fed. Full Review »