Station - Russian Circles
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. These wandering riffs, devastating drum rolls and rollicking motifs will stick with you, but primarily to serve as an appetite-whetting taste of where their makers may venture next.
  2. Russian Circles certainly haven't lost their edge. [June 2008, p.133]
  3. It’s a lot less singular than its predecessor, but that makes it a more directly exhilarating experience.
  4. The bottom line is that this diversity is not a lack of focus, but growth and development that make the band stand out from the pack, making the effort to spin this a few times yield very big rewards.
  5. 70
    Though Station only gets fully cranked twice (the Battles-esque title track, the explosive 'Youngblood'), Turncrantz’s surefooted playing will keep your interest from flagging.
  6. Post-rock's forte is letting instruments speak for vocals. Russian Circles speak articulately, but could stand to roar a bit.
  7. For fans of Russian Circles' heavier predilections, Station might be a little boring; the band has grown stingier with the bombast, which in turn means less excitement--Russian Circles are most impressive when they rock out.
  8. That’s the biggest problem with Station: it’s not a bad record, it just tries to be too “gargantuan” for its own good.
  9. As subversive as Russian Circles can be structurally, sonically, Station is less distinct than "Enter."
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. FinnG.
    Oct 19, 2008
    9
    Truly a work of art. Russian Circles have created an epic journey from start to finish, seamlessly tying each track together in a macabre 43 Truly a work of art. Russian Circles have created an epic journey from start to finish, seamlessly tying each track together in a macabre 43 and a half minute trip. Melody and pure skill combine blissfully into a crushing masterpiece. For fans of: ISIS, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Cult Of Luna, Justin K. Broadrick's work (Godflesh and Jesu) and anything else melodic and atmospheric yet heavy too. Full Review »