Supreme Balloon

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The results remain defiantly out of the ordinary. [June 208, p.145]
  2. Much of their bubbly futuristic synth music goes no deeper than what you’d hear in old TV Ontario science shows. Cute but disposable.
  3. The songs are generally jubilant, as signaled by the whirring synth giggles and quasi-Cuban bassline in 'Rainbow Flag,' but also slight in a way that suggests much of Supreme Balloon would have been a lot more fun to make than it is to listen to.
  4. Inoffensive, largely listenable, and accessible, the album is still stunted, and so never reaches the peaks of "The Civil War," still their best and most fully formed effort.
User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. FelipeP.
    May 12, 2008
    10
    Fantastic and hypnotic sound!
  2. Elliott
    May 12, 2008
    10
    Love it, especially "Polychords" and the 24-minute title track.