Strangelet

  • Record Label: Zoe
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2007
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. JoeM
    Mar 30, 2007
    9
    Believe it or not, "Strangelet" is as daring and unique as Phillips' Grant Lee Buffalo work; it's as if he is single-handedly pushing the world into the light. Very ambitious and exicting pop music!
  2. danielofsweden
    Jun 3, 2007
    7
    he's great, as always, but I think he should be a little more angry/sad/down to write those songs that really take a hold of you. He sounds as he's in a good mood and that makes the music beautiful but a little lame. I agree with todd on that Mighty Joe Moon is one of the best albums ever made. I think that will always listen to Grant Lee Phillips music, but I prefer some of the he's great, as always, but I think he should be a little more angry/sad/down to write those songs that really take a hold of you. He sounds as he's in a good mood and that makes the music beautiful but a little lame. I agree with todd on that Mighty Joe Moon is one of the best albums ever made. I think that will always listen to Grant Lee Phillips music, but I prefer some of the older pieces. Expand
  3. GrantH.
    Jul 8, 2007
    9
    On par with, and as consistently good as his best material.
  4. FrankJ
    Apr 25, 2007
    8
    His best (and most rocking) solo album yet. Great hooks, great lyrics. Highly recommended.
  5. CalvinH.
    Aug 26, 2007
    10
    His best work from years. Great!
  6. ToddW
    Apr 19, 2007
    7
    I know there's masterpiece in this guy somewhere, but this isn't it. Truly one of the more gifted vocalists and songwriters of his generation, Phillips appears to be still trying to find his way without the Buffalo. It must be frustrating for a guy wtih this kind of immense talent making music which no one will hear. Especially when you consider that "Mighty Joe Moon" was one of I know there's masterpiece in this guy somewhere, but this isn't it. Truly one of the more gifted vocalists and songwriters of his generation, Phillips appears to be still trying to find his way without the Buffalo. It must be frustrating for a guy wtih this kind of immense talent making music which no one will hear. Especially when you consider that "Mighty Joe Moon" was one of the best albums ever made. That's right, E-V-E-R, for you morons who genuflect at the alter of (c)rap, American Idol flotsam, and the latest bimbo who thinks they can cut a record just because they've got a "look" which teenybopper magazines find appealing. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Filter
    76
    A collection of reliable, trustworthy tunes. [#24, p.98]
  2. Paste Magazine
    70
    Mesmerizing. [Apr 2007, p.57]
  3. Billboard
    80
    Even during the second-tier moments, there's a sense that he's regained his artistic footing. [31 Mar 2007]