Spooky Action at a Distance

  • Record Label: Kranky
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2012
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Apr 19, 2012
    9
    A very meditative record, perfectly crafted and with no fillers. Deerhunter reminisces all over it but there's enough space for the difference, although melodically nothing's properly new here.
  2. Jun 2, 2012
    8
    Probably going to be one of the best indie albums of 2012! Pitchfork festival in Chicago will be coming this summer, and I see that Lotus Plaza is on the bill for day 3!
  3. May 6, 2012
    9
    Lotus Plaza's "Spooky Action at a Distance" is filled with large hooks and doesn't let go. The first track "Untitled" perfectly introduces the album and takes you to another dimension. The eerie yet romantic melody slowly rises and the puts you in an out-of-body state, as well as the rest of the album.
  4. May 26, 2012
    7
    Lotus Plaza and "Spooky Action At A Distance" is a great indie rock album. Through songs such as "Strangers" - indeed, can be frustrating slightly repeatable themes or bridges, where instrumental parts sometimes do not fit the whole song ("White Galactic One"), but overall - on the album band created very melodic version of indie rock, sometimes combining this style with pop or alternativeLotus Plaza and "Spooky Action At A Distance" is a great indie rock album. Through songs such as "Strangers" - indeed, can be frustrating slightly repeatable themes or bridges, where instrumental parts sometimes do not fit the whole song ("White Galactic One"), but overall - on the album band created very melodic version of indie rock, sometimes combining this style with pop or alternative inserts. Little shoegaze overtones also causes that album stands out from the competition. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Q Magazine
    Apr 24, 2012
    80
    There is a prevailing, bleary charm in its warmest moments - Eveningness, White Galactic One - that make Lockett's latest well worth investing in. [May 2012, p.101]
  2. Mojo
    Apr 19, 2012
    60
    Although influences aren't hidden ... it's [Pundt's] own voice here. [May 2012, p.82]
  3. Magnet
    Apr 12, 2012
    70
    Original Distance isn't, but it's a great hang.