Satanic Panic In The Attic Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics What's this?

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The band's sixth album is their first for Polyvinyl and sees them branching out, into "1970s Afro beat and '80s new wave" as they say.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. It may not be the band's definitive moment... but, arguably, it is the experimental indie pop album of the summer. [#7]
  2. Satanic Panic in the Attic is idiosyncratic without being hokey, and although the band has been stiffed recognition for the consistency of their previous work, this album should make the group much more difficult to ignore.
  3. Taken as a whole then, and with very few weaknesses to point out, Satanic Panic in the Attic might be the best thing this ever-changing band has released since the groundbreaking The Gay Parade.
  4. While Satanic Panic in the Attic is unlikely to make significant waves outside of Elephant 6 and indie-pop circles, those lucky enough to hear it (and persist with it) will find very little to complain about.
  5. Satanic Panic in the Attic is a typically sprawling piece of music for Of Montreal. It runs only 43 minutes, but in that space, the band manage to throw in everything but the kitchen sink in winsome pop experimentation.
  6. Of Montreal have safely entrenched themselves as an institution in the indie rock world, and Satanic Panic shows them as dependable as ever for some of the best pop songs around.
  7. Of Montreal are at least three indie subfads too late.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Anna
    Jul 16, 2004
    IM in love! It's a satanic kind of love...
  2. FrankH
    May 3, 2007
    Solid, creative and fun as hell! Some of the best music I've had the pleasure of listening to in quite sometime. This is a real gem!
  3. MattR
    Apr 7, 2005
    This was an awesome CD!! The first time I listened to it I was a bit confused cuz the lyrics are a little off the wall, "the octopus in your purse"? but if you listen enough you kinda understand what there talkin bout most of the time. I wish I could see them in concert there gunna be like an hour away tommorow but I cant go. Expand
  4. DMac
    Feb 23, 2007
    Simply amazing! A very well crafted pop album.
  5. DJay
    Apr 11, 2007
    Wonderful! Really one of a kind. Genuis songs(Spike The Senses, My British Tour Diary, Rapture Rapes the Muses, An Erroneous Escape Into Erik Eckles, Disconnect The Dots, really the whole entire album. One of there best works...which is saying alot. Expand
  6. IsaacC
    Dec 25, 2006
    Most can argue that psychedelic experience and techno beats won't ever solder together. But, the kats from Athens(Athens,Ga-that is) show their musical prowess and genius(especially of prodigy, Kevin Barnes) on this release batting that nonsense aside.Satanic Panic in the Attic is the story of spiritual cleansing and suchness questioning that comes awake in this concept album. The struggle of the character's joust with his mental dealings. Tracks like "Lysergic Bliss", surely and pointed out as, accounts of the character's dab with psychoacitves as an outlet to answering his inner wonderings. Others like "My British Tour Diary", presenting the character's acceptance of the natural world as something beautiful and abstract. Beyond the meaning of the album Of Montreal embeds catchy and dance-able tunes for fans of the like. Expand
  7. matta
    Jun 30, 2005
    A truly original, wildly inventive album. Some slow spots (particularly around the middle), but the good songs more than overcompensate.

See all 18 User Reviews