Since We've Become Translucent

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2002
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. fuzzrite
    Aug 24, 2002
    10
    "When you lash out against society / And find yourself in penitentiary / And your cellmate says, 'You belong to me' / You gotta take it like a man"
  2. Thom
    Jun 22, 2005
    10
    A true masterpiece. The sound of rock n roll mixed with jazz and punk forms the basis of the album, a true "Sonic Infusion" of sound reaching from the highest of pop song to the lowest of dirge.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 24, 2002
    8
    The Pitchfork review, like usual, is totally off. Skip track one (we agree on that) and crank the volume: this record is the shit. It's a throwback to Mudhoney's glory days, but the MC5/Stooges/Sonics vibe has never been stronger. Hell Wayne Kramer even plays bass on one song. And Arm's lyrics are great. A true return to form for a once-great band.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The band sounds as dense and murky as ever, although it has added a few free-jazz strokes on some tracks.
  2. Since We’ve Become Translucent’s greatest flaw -- its dumbed-downedness -- becomes apparent and sad as the album’s first half goes on.
  3. Since We've Become Translucent does an almost unimaginably good job of adding heft, weight and, god I hate to say it, maturity to the garage idiom.