Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The sound is huge and intimate all at once; the songs have hooks and staying power.
  2. 100
    They channel experimental noise, acid-drenched riffs, and live-show spontaneity into a record of brilliantly crafted nuggets of lysergic rock that is easily their most consistent effort to date.
  3. This bracing sixth full-length funnels the frenzy into more easily digestible bites. [6 Feb 2004, p.140]
  4. A frenetic, opaque masterpiece that ranks in the upper echelons of post-rock primacy. [Apr 2004, p.96]
  5. These are eight rip-roaring, drag racing anthems mashed together with blood cakes and shards of bone.
  6. Seriously fucked-up and seriously stunning.
  7. Secret Wars is more than a good album. It's an incredible experience, taking you out of your daily life into a mysterious and mind-changing space.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. daves
    Jan 18, 2005
    8
    One helluva pysch-rock noise as you could wish for. ideal for fans of Comets On Fire and ilk.
  2. BobbyG
    Jan 3, 2005
    9
    I don't remember listening something so heavy and yet melodic at he same time.