• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The lofty expectations are met in full with Saturnalia. [Apr 2008, p.160]
  2. Saturnalia is easily the best album I have heard this year and will undoubtedly be included in many a year end list.
  3. Saturnalia revels in sin while occasionally contemplating salvation. Mesmerizing comes to mind.
  4. 86
    Dulli and Lanegan, two of today's greatest underappreciated frontmen, are hypnotic; narcotic. [Winter 2008, p.96]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. BulletMagazine
    Mar 29, 2008
    9
    Intense, dark, brooding - but a sense for the melodic which makes this an essential listen.
  2. NJstixx
    Mar 22, 2008
    9
    As a huge Twilight Singers fan, I thought I'd be disappointed with this...Not so! Repeated listens bring a whole new meaning to the As a huge Twilight Singers fan, I thought I'd be disappointed with this...Not so! Repeated listens bring a whole new meaning to the Gutter Twins....God's Childeren and Idle Hands will be appreciated right of the bat, but other tunes such as "Circle the Fringes" , and the rest will capitivate you after several listens. I hope these guys keep making music together. Full Review »
  3. Raindog'sRants
    Mar 21, 2008
    9
    I've come to expect nothing from excellence from these two guys. The record is not dissimilar to the more aggressive Twilight Singers I've come to expect nothing from excellence from these two guys. The record is not dissimilar to the more aggressive Twilight Singers stuff steeped in biblical references and downtrodden perspectives. Full Review »