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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16

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  1. 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 potential audience by mashing myriad styles and yet still retain the focus to deliver some excellent songs.

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  2. 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 Deerhoof front woman (Secretary Song) and Bethany from Best Coast (Buy Nothing Day).
  3. May 22, 2011
    9
    "Rolling Blackouts" is a spectacular flash of sound images that become sublime moments, but other abrasive. Catchy songs, detailed and addictive. Partnerships give it a feminine touch masterfully and sixties.
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Guest vocalists save giddy, sampling sextet from "more of the same old" charges. [Feb. 2011, p. 97]
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    74
    Rolling Blackouts features less of lady rapper Ninja's double-dutch rhymes and a wrecking-ball brass attack, a welcome evolution that shifts the focus towards songcraft and away from the squealing sheets of instrumentation.
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    90
    If the Go! Team can make a record this much fun, with this much style and skill, with this many well-chosen collaborators, and with this many hit songs every couple years, by the time they are done we'll be voting them into the Brilliant Pop Hall of Fame.