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  • Summary: The experimental folk-rock duo of Brooklyn-based sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady return with a third album.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. This is CocoRosie's best long-player yet, and a sure contender for album of the year.
  2. The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn's densely packed sounds and ideas are a lot to process, but they're what makes this album rewarding on repeated listens.
  3. 80
    This is a larger-sounding, less homespun set than thte sisters' previous two albums. [May 2007, p.102]
  4. This new record has a genuinely hopeful and perhaps truthful center which drips with promise but elsewhere lacks excitement, eroticism, soul, humor, and breadth.
  5. The album suffers from a lack of focus. [May 2007, p.67]
  6. It's often cute, rarely precious. But it also has some sort of "concept." And hard as it may try, it isn't Bjork. It isn't even Deerhoof.
  7. Once they could juggle being both captivating and grating. Today, they're just the latter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. KevinC
    Apr 11, 2007
    CocoRosie is consistantly stunning and each one of their albums has been among itst year's best. The Sierra sisters have honed in on their strenghts and crafted a very cohessiive record that delves further into their experimental production methods and poignat charm. A lot of people throw out 10's on the metacritic user circuit like it's nothing, but I don't give take perfect scores lightly. This is very deserving of a perfect score. Collapse
  2. JeremyF
    Apr 11, 2007
    I don't think the badly-reviewing critics are accurate. This is much less annoying than their previous album, Noah's Ark. Though over-the-top, as they always are, I think this is their best yet. Well written, purer cleaner and more refined recording. it's just a lot more enjoyable than La Maison or Noah's Ark. By far. best tracks: Japan, Werewolf, Raphael worst tracks: none. Expand
  3. DamonM
    Apr 12, 2007
    Really strong, diverse, exciting, interesting, bizarre, touching, catchy... didn't listen to their previous albums much but this is one of my favourite albums of the year so far! Expand
  4. ROliveira
    Apr 11, 2007
    Awsome! Can stop listening to this new album. Looking forward to see them next 14th in Lisbon!