User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. Rev.Rikard
    Nov 10, 2007
    6
    "Yes! No!" Does this album bring something new to the table of modern music? Yes. Is it always appetizing? No. Do I like it? Yes, no, yes. Admittedly I am spoiled on the Beatles' crafty use of short musical segments and interludes ala the latter half of Abbey Road. These songs grab interest and then leave us wanting more, much more than we were given. The jury is still out on "Yes! No!" Does this album bring something new to the table of modern music? Yes. Is it always appetizing? No. Do I like it? Yes, no, yes. Admittedly I am spoiled on the Beatles' crafty use of short musical segments and interludes ala the latter half of Abbey Road. These songs grab interest and then leave us wanting more, much more than we were given. The jury is still out on Shocking Pinks, and this album does not have the depth to permiit the reaching of a verdict regarding relevancy and longevity. Expand
  2. IsaacA.
    Nov 5, 2007
    9
    The Velvet Underground of the noughties.
  3. G
    Nov 7, 2007
    8
    Finally, a quality NZ artist is receiving decent attention! Next stop, Shihad.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Shocking Pinks is an intriguing introduction for listeners who want to catch up with [Harte's] ever-growing body of work.
  2. It's a bewildering jumble on first gaze, but Harte's little fingerprint-smudged slivers, so lovingly composed, are precious things, and you'll fast find yourself addicted to his sweet, glum love stories.
  3. 80
    Harte's mixture of charisma, vulnerability and errant tunefulness holds everything together. [Nov 2007, p.95]