Scorpio Rising

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    There's no doubting their enthusiasm but it seems Death In Vegas have compiled a list of great cult albums rather than actually making one themselves. [Oct 2002, p.102]
  2. While everything on the release is technically put together well and even sometimes compelling (the two album-opening tracks work about the best), most of the time things feel like they've been written specifically for the person who's singing them.
  3. Not so much a step in the wrong direction as a step in far too many different directions at once.
  4. Uncut
    50
    A mixed offering, then, from a band still searching, albeit interestingly, for their own centre. [Oct 2002, p.102]
  5. Blender
    40
    A strangely dispassionate exercise in record-collection rock. [#17, p.133]
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    7
    After listening the album I prefer to add to my play list

    1.Hands Around My Throat 2.23 Lies 3.So You Say You Lost Your Baby 4.Help
    After listening the album I prefer to add to my play list

    1.Hands Around My Throat
    2.23 Lies
    3.So You Say You Lost Your Baby
    4.Help Yourself

    Score: Good 7/10
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  2. Aug 12, 2010
    9
    A modern classic that I feel has been largely ignored. It was the title track that got me into this. A rousing guitar driven electro rockerA modern classic that I feel has been largely ignored. It was the title track that got me into this. A rousing guitar driven electro rocker with Liam Gallagher vocals. I'm not dissing Oasis' work here but I think Liam's voice sounds better over this than just about anything in his former band's catalogue.
    The only other male vocal on this album comes from Paul Weller on So You Say You Lost Your Body which is used to slightly less effect. All other tracks either use female vocal or are completely instrumental. There are many different sounds and influences. Every track conjures up a different mood yet, somehow, manages to flow beautifully from the last. The first three sound like Velvet Underground reformed in a Berlin nightclub. The hypnotic 23 Lies sounds like the engine room of this album. It whirrs away producing sparks that dance around in your brain. Help Yourself is a 10 minute long psychedelic dream that closes the album. It is the string in the tail and I wouldn't have minded another 10 minutes. Glorious.
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  3. Bruno
    Oct 17, 2002
    10
    Another great one! One More Time!