Satan's Circus

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 60
    At times it's hard to see the point of such a meticulous homage to motorik.... Nevertheless, [it's] DIV's most aesthetically satisfying album. [Dec 2004, p.145]
  2. Ultimately fails to capture or update the magickal mysticism of the music it seeks to draw from.
  3. The album has a hard time being anything other than an experiment. [#9]
  4. This slick homage to electronic hippie music sounds like two smart guys having genuine fun playing something they love.
  5. It's not necessarily a welcome change, as drugged-up, dubbed-out majesty has always been Fearless's stock-in-trade, but there's something oddly captivating about these dusky grooves and forlorn moods that makes it difficult to view the project as a failure.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. harryhp
    Aug 8, 2005
    10
    Studio album is superb even without the free live at Brixton (CD only) extra 70 odd minutes of classic DIV in the early hours of a Sunday Studio album is superb even without the free live at Brixton (CD only) extra 70 odd minutes of classic DIV in the early hours of a Sunday morning. But with it, Satan's Circus becomes perfecto. The best live act of the last 20 years? Too right! Full Review »
  2. aland
    May 21, 2005
    8
    a confusing, loathable, simple, and ugly peice of work that becomes something really addictive after you spend a month or two gleefully a confusing, loathable, simple, and ugly peice of work that becomes something really addictive after you spend a month or two gleefully hating it. really good record. Full Review »
  3. TomK
    Nov 12, 2004
    8
    The album does wear its influences rather boldly (which can be said of all their other albums). It actually sounds like they made this one to The album does wear its influences rather boldly (which can be said of all their other albums). It actually sounds like they made this one to amuse no-one but themselves, which actually makes for quite an entertaining and rewarding listen. Full Review »