Rated O

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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.
  2. Uncut
    60
    Rated O delivers more often than falters. [Aug 2009, p.98]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Though the quality rarely dips, at almost 2 hours long it does get rather wearing. [Aug 2009, p.110]
  4. 60
    Of course, it’s much too much, but the fact that it works at all is a testament to their commitment to well-honed rock hypnosis. Good luck finding the front door when it’s done.
  5. While the latter two discs have their moments, they’re all too predictable when held up against the first disc’s ambitious blend of noise and dance.
  6. The triple LP effect doesn’t ruin the album, but it would have been stronger had they edited the whole thing down to the best songs that could fit on one disc.
  7. 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.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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