Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Throughout the album's dozen tracks, the sentiment Lightbody conjures evokes real pain and real beauty.
  2. The last thing you'd expect from a roster of 27 is breathing room, but Son of Evil Reindeer is full of it; I've found a lot of unexpected touches in the short time I've had the disc.
  3. Most of the collaborators turn up only as backup vocalists or orchestra members, enabling Lightbody's heartbreaking ballads and sublime baritone to soar.
  4. Uncut
    80
    This chiming indie-folk LP is uncluttered and cohesive. [July 2002, p.118]
  5. Totally inessential, utterly inoffensive, yet truly beguiling, 'Son Of Evil Reindeer' remains a charmingly radiant record.
  6. There's very little on Son of Evil Reindeer to perk up the ears for anyone with more than a couple Jeepster products in their Case Logic.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JasonJ
    Feb 27, 2006
    10
    Brill
  2. Holley
    Feb 25, 2006
    10
    it's amazing and so much more
  3. JD
    May 6, 2005
    10
    The quality is undeniable.