Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Does Tentacles live up to those high standards? Nah, but it doesn’t embarrass itself, and that’s praise enough.
  2. Mojo
    Their debut full-length more than makes good on the attention they've been receiving. [May 2009, p.103]
  3. Crystal Antlers need to allow the sounds of their instruments to serve a compositional goal in this way more often, rather than simply using them to bash through their songs.
  4. Apart from the nice flourishes and an undoubtedly authentic-sounding replication of mid- to late-'60s underground psychedelia, this album seems to have been something of a misfire, lacking a convincing emotional undertow, or sufficient clarity in its musical presentation to engage or entrance the listener.
  5. These tracks are lifeless, and the multitude of sounds turns to mud, eventually eating itself.
  6. Tentacles’ more focused psych punk feels formulaic, underdeveloped and disappointing.

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