User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. mickym
    Mar 1, 2005
    9
    this is pretty cool. Dirge is an unbelievable song. I think pitchfork should get off their high horses and judge music for music- not the people who play it. Listen to this late at night and you'll feel all warm and fuzzy
  2. OsI
    Mar 4, 2005
    8
    Just out and out groovalicous
  3. dizzytee
    Dec 9, 2004
    6
    Pitchfork sounds unusually bitter about this cd. I think it is a bit contrived for its own good, but rarely do i skip a track when it comes up on my i-tunes. I never thought it was trying to scare me. File it with the Dim Stars.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. At base, Contino is a reasonably entertaining and sometimes quite compelling combination of slower dance aesthetics translated into rock & roll terms and sounds. It just isn't the end of the world, that's all.
  2. 100
    You either get the concept or you don't, but those who do will feel tingly all the way down to the base of their dance-floor spines.
  3. It's a magnificently gothic trip in which guitars grind pitilessly against hip hop beats, electronic circuitry throbs to breaking point and Iggy Pop cameos as a serial killer.