Rolling Blackouts

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Guest vocalists save giddy, sampling sextet from "more of the same old" charges. [Feb. 2011, p. 97]
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    60
    Rolling Blackouts is a Technicolor, kaleidoscopic riot of a record but, put in context, it can't fail to be tinged with a hint of disappointment. There's a real risk that The Go! Team may have painted themselves into a corner (albeit with various shades of eye-wateringly luminous paint); it will be intriguing to see where they go from here.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    60
    Rolling Blackouts eventually circles around to the type of funky, percussive stuff that the Go! Team does best, though not before detouring through a few instrumentals-typically a mixed bag for the band, and no less so on this album.
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    60
    Rolling Blackouts' essential problem is that The Go! Team has not found one meaningful way to evolve their sound past their critical-darling debut.
  5. Jan 27, 2011
    60
    There's still the charm and energy and all the qualities that made us fall in love with The Go! Team in the first place. But it's like a child who's recently learned one song: cute the first few times, but even the most lovable things eventually get tiresome.
  6. Ian Parton is capable of more, and his poor decisions and lack of forward-thinking will keep The Go! Team from being more than a great live act unless change is sought for their next record.
  7. Feb 23, 2011
    40
    One has to applaud The Go! Team for their restless energy and dogged determination to stick to a previously tried and true formula, but Rolling Blackouts proves that louder and faster in no way equals hip.
  8. Jan 27, 2011
    40
    Six years is a long time in pop, and the Go! Team seem to have grown old.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 20, 2011
    9
    "Rolling Blackouts" is a stellar collection of songs that range in their scope and drive. Standout moments include the guest appearances by"Rolling Blackouts" is a stellar collection of songs that range in their scope and drive. Standout moments include the guest appearances by Deerhoof front woman (Secretary Song) and Bethany from Best Coast (Buy Nothing Day). Full Review »
  2. Feb 19, 2011
    8
    "Rolling Blackouts" is another original gem from The Go! Team. The true value of this recording is that they bravely cast their net to a vast"Rolling Blackouts" is another original gem from The Go! Team. The true value of this recording is that they bravely cast their net to a vast potential audience by mashing myriad styles and yet still retain the focus to deliver some excellent songs.

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