User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. johnnys
    Nov 10, 2004
    7
    littlebit kraftwerk - should i say inspired. seem to be experimenting at my expense. no band should stand still so it is good and may feed future releases
  2. 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 amuse no-one but themselves, which actually makes for quite an entertaining and rewarding listen.
  3. 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 hating it. really good record.
  4. 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 morning. But with it, Satan's Circus becomes perfecto. The best live act of the last 20 years? Too right!
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. Disembodied bleeps and European synth drifts opt for bleak, alien magnetism but just end up sounding utterly depressing.
  2. 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]
  3. Dead-eyed, malevolent and alluring. [9 Oct 2004, p.57]