Strange Weekend

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    60
    There is nothing abrasive about Strange Weekend, nothing risky, nothing unique; there is instead just a shortage of "Wow!"
  2. Jan 19, 2012
    50
    These subtle, sublime moments are few and far between as the songs on Strange Weekend start to slope downward and into a blur of mediocrity.
  3. Mojo
    Jan 31, 2012
    60
    Not yet a strength, lyrics probe the border between naive and trite. [Feb 2012, p.94]
  4. Q Magazine
    Jan 18, 2012
    40
    Opener Drifting In And Out, a shimmering piece of dream pop, is beautifully realised, but the other nine songs fail to live up to its promise. [Feb. 2012, p. 110]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    I loved this album, the way they combine the guitar and the electronic beats is brilliant. This is a very good start for this act. "Backwords"I loved this album, the way they combine the guitar and the electronic beats is brilliant. This is a very good start for this act. "Backwords" will be easily one of the best songs of 2012. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    7
    This album is a good example of why having the once again trendy reverb drenched shoegaze sound doesn't always mean you are in for a bore ofThis album is a good example of why having the once again trendy reverb drenched shoegaze sound doesn't always mean you are in for a bore of an album. The songs are well-crafted and tuneful pop gems. Catchy on first listen and I'm sure they'll grow on me even more the second time around. Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2012
    8
    I recently had the pleasure of seeing Porcelain Raft support M83. 'Strange Weekend' is a stunning debut, fragile yet robust, with 'Shapeless &I recently had the pleasure of seeing Porcelain Raft support M83. 'Strange Weekend' is a stunning debut, fragile yet robust, with 'Shapeless & Gone', 'Unless You Speak From Your Heart' and 'The Way In' as stand out tracks. Hopefully a sign of even better things to come. At 35 minutes it is short, but dense. Full Review »