Skeletal Lamping

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58

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  1. BillM.
    Oct 22, 2008
    4
    Nearly impossible to enjoy after listening to Hissing Fauna
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Some people are going to think this is a masterpiece, the equal of "Hissing Fauna." Others will call it a self indulgent mess that pushes indie-rock somewhere it really wasn't meant to go. Personally, I think both those sound about right.
  2. Lamping has some catchy songs and some interesting lyrics, but feels too inconsequential, too easily sloughed off.
  3. Barnes plays virtually every instrument. It's impossible not to be impressed by such virtuosic preening. Ultimately, though, only one artist in the world can get away with this shtick for an entire hour-long album.