Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Before, the most crazed cacophony could impossibly capitulate into swooning grandeur, but now that disparity just isn’t so striking. The dynamic is still in play, but with the edges rounded off, any tension is diminished.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. seand
    Jul 29, 2007
    8
    not as great as either the folded palm or the golden river but a very awesome record and they have an awesome consistant sound which i not as great as either the folded palm or the golden river but a very awesome record and they have an awesome consistant sound which i usually hate in bands but i love in this band Full Review »
  2. DavidV
    Jul 21, 2007
    9
    My favorite this year. I am not giving it ten stars because there is a song that, if ommitted, would have made the album a lot better. My favorite this year. I am not giving it ten stars because there is a song that, if ommitted, would have made the album a lot better. Favorites: Bushels, "Stockades," Reform Your Countryside Full Review »
  3. Amortortak
    Jul 13, 2007
    10
    The Krug/Bejar/Mercer triumvirate is the best thing going in indie rock these days. Sure this record can sound like a pointless squall of The Krug/Bejar/Mercer triumvirate is the best thing going in indie rock these days. Sure this record can sound like a pointless squall of noise before you've figured it out, but that's kinda why it's so great...the rewards to figuring it out are considerable. I can't think of a better song than "Bushels". Full Review »