Rated O - Oneida
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  • Summary: The triple album is the second of the band's "Thank Your Parents" trilogy of releases.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    Rated O is relentless enough and mean enough and playful enough to rope us in for 3 albums worth of music.
  2. Oneida's show-your-working approach undoubtedly justi?es judicious use of the skip button, but the best bits of Rated O are well worth digging for.
  3. The album’s creeping ambience and modest pace make it great background music at work, but its many sub-themes and intricacies also make it a rewarding sit-down listen if you can spare an hour and 40 minutes.
  4. It’s not that Rated O isn’t a good album. At least half of it is one of the best albums of the year. It’s that Rated O is just good enough and in a straightforward enough way to make you miss the Oneida that was about joyous, staggering confusion.
  5. Though the quality rarely dips, at almost 2 hours long it does get rather wearing. [Aug 2009, p.110]
  6. The cuts are manic psychedelic jams--there’s even a sitar--riding electronic drones and throbbing, insistent riffs. Timbres of instruments are barbed with fuzz tone and static; the voices that infrequently appear might be shouting unintelligibly or nearly buried in the mix.
  7. Over the course of three fuzzed-out discs, there’s one solid Oneida album to be found in here. You just have to wade through some indulgent, excessive, and flat-out boring instrumental passages to get to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Kid_Napindajauz
    Jul 29, 2009
    10
    O to the vein and mind.
  2. LeobenC
    Jul 15, 2009
    10
    Pure O.
  3. trafficsounds
    Aug 11, 2009
    8
    Long live the O.