Spirit Stereo Frequency

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2004
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- 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. LindaSP
    Mar 8, 2004
    9
    Adventuresome!
  2. GashlyS
    Mar 8, 2004
    10
    A modern classic that will take some time for the masses to accept.
  3. StuB
    Mar 8, 2004
    10
    Needs work, but super dope!!
  4. markf
    Apr 28, 2004
    8
    It's as if the most psychedelic parts of The Beatles, The Byrds and Pink Floyd got interpreted through the sensibilities of The Avalanches. This seems more forward-sounding than Beachwood Sparks, which I enjoy. I'm sure I've missed something, but to my ears, "Fall Down 7" is so unique that it basically left me speechless. There are some "straight" songs but they don't It's as if the most psychedelic parts of The Beatles, The Byrds and Pink Floyd got interpreted through the sensibilities of The Avalanches. This seems more forward-sounding than Beachwood Sparks, which I enjoy. I'm sure I've missed something, but to my ears, "Fall Down 7" is so unique that it basically left me speechless. There are some "straight" songs but they don't seem quite as interesting as the rest of the long, strange trip. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Think the Polyphonic Spree, minus the robes and choir theatrics. [27 Feb 2004, p.98]
  2. Just as fuzzy and unpredictable as its namesake suggests, with high, hissing vocals, archaic-gone-futuristic blips, pedal steel, keyboards, glockenspiel, and a barrage of other noisemakers helping to build a thick, spacy stretch of soft 60s psychedelia.
  3. Jacked up on myriad assembly-line noises, mechanical tinkerings, and golden acoustic guitar strumming, they manage their melodies with a deftness that keeps them loose and limber in the quiet assault of the underlying density.