The Crawling Distance

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. NickE.
    Feb 1, 2009
    8
    I don't know how you could think that this album is "utter crap". Pretty straight forward album and also really good for a man who is releasing 7 records in 2009.
  2. EdgarF
    Jul 16, 2009
    8
    Not sure why this is getting such negative reviews. Apart from the truly awful "Cave Zone," this is probably the most consistent solo album of the man's career. Some of the reviews just seem to be annoyed at his prolific output, but that has nothing to do with the quality of this release.
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The Crawling Distance, Pollard's umpteenth disc since officially going solo in 2004, offers more of what listeners have come to expect.
  2. It’s an album sure to please the long-time fans, but so damn fun and hook-filled that it should find a following in the larger indie rock community. This is an album you can build a career around.
  3. 60
    It features another ten songs of standard Pollard-isms--vaguely British, Robyn Hitchcock–esque vocals warped by reverb and Echoplex mazes; surrealistic, first-thought-next-thought lyrics; sudden loud crunches of lo-fi guitar; and melodies that soar but never quite achieve the permanence of his best work.