Serena-Maneesh

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. At the end, S-M is still a silly tribute band, years away from hoeing a unique row. But when musicians crank out such a joyously chaotic mess of someone else’s forced nostalgia, it’s hard to be mad at them.
  2. Spin
    40
    There are interesting moments... but too often they're smothered in a formless buzz of guitar, samples, voilin, harmonica--you name it. [Jul 2006, p.87]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. RG
    Apr 5, 2007
    8
    my first impression of this record was that its just another shoegaze act, but after a couple of listen, this groups really has a sound of my first impression of this record was that its just another shoegaze act, but after a couple of listen, this groups really has a sound of their own even though they will never get away from the mbv comparisons. the album really has a very rock anthem feeling and its simply grand in some parts. these guys push things and just when u think they cant push anything futher they do. Candelighted is an unbelievable track with gorgeous arangements followed by a crash rockout of beehiver II. dont come down here is elegant dream pop and the 12 minute ender is a good closer that highlights the bands range. great first record for a group. Full Review »
  2. Garrett
    Sep 8, 2006
    8
    Sounds like more upbeat, energetic MBV. I like this album a lot, it's not amazing but it's definitely good :D
  3. MihaiV
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    Excellent. Very close to a masterpiece. It's true that classifying it as shoegaze is debateable. It's so much more.