Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. He moans echo-caked utopian incantations, hustles some groovy conspiracy theories, spins a stolen Dylan melody into a elegiac space jam and ponders the nature of "circular time." But there's as much Sonic Youth doom in his band's guitar explorations as there is folky grooviness.
  2. 60
    This throwbackin’ threesome--an expanded version of frontman Guy Blakeslee’s subdued solo outing under the name Entrance--kills it when they stick to the classic power-trio formula.
  3. Blakeslee finds himself torn across the aforementioned line of mainstream opus and neo-psychedelia territory.
  4. The band excels when they succumb to the light-hearted rush of the jam, which they do roughly half the time here. [Fall 2009, p.72]
  5. What we do get is delay-drenched college rock, circa 1983.
  6. Their insides have been swapped: the dirty, heavy, colossal, dark-nastiness has been replaced with arena-rock aspirations and fresh-white, paper-thin production.
  7. He's only a middling guitar player, but insists on soloing and showboating endlessly, drawing out songs to unnecessary lengths.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. JacobS
    Jan 25, 2010
    3
    I wanted to like this album, considering I was a big fan of Prayer of Death, but this is the perfect example of how production can ruin I wanted to like this album, considering I was a big fan of Prayer of Death, but this is the perfect example of how production can ruin material. After seeing some of these songs live years before this was released, everything that works for them live no longer works unless it's buried in reverb on the album. Full Review »
  2. CandyC.
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    The more I listened, the more I loved this CD. It seems like the "critics" just want the Status Quo. The Entrance Band ROCKS!
  3. BrianS.
    Oct 2, 2009
    0
    Entrance is an indie rock band now. Too bad. After their last album, I thought they might actually be doing something cool. Instead, they Entrance is an indie rock band now. Too bad. After their last album, I thought they might actually be doing something cool. Instead, they just sort of sound like U2 with more annoying vocals. Almost every song on this thing is awful. The ones that are sort of tolerable are canceled out by the awfulness of "MLK" alone. Full Review »