The Fool - Warpaint
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18

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  1. Nov 2, 2010
    8
    Well crafted tracks that make some emotional penetration. Great vocals, solid album.
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    9
    Very beautiful and dreamlike; borderline psychedelic. Some very skilled drums and almost haunting vocals. I look very much forward to the next release.
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    8
    If you want to experience a virtual rarity in today's music biz, look no further than Warpaint. Four lasses from L.A. who are also REAL musicians in every sense. Great players, nice vocals, exquisitely crafted yet simple songs and a strong sense of identity. The Fool is an outstanding piece of work from a quartet who will hopefully go places in a world where women are judged by either the T&A factor or how "weird" (Gaga) they happen to be image-wise. These ladies are the real thing, and individuality is what allows them to stand out from the rest of the crowd of indie bands and girl groups out there. Expand
  4. Jun 18, 2012
    8
    Warpaint is an all girl psychedelic rock band. That alone is pretty sweet. It took me repeated listens to understand and appreciate the music they're displaying, but wow. They are a great band. All In All, The Fool is a great debut album and I can't wait for their next release. B+
  5. Jun 14, 2011
    9
    I've been in love with this album for a month or so now. It radiates an atmosphere that gets your attention and puts you through your own paces without compromise. One minute it's haunting and reflective, making you try and shed some light on the decisions you've made and the lives you might have affected, and the next it's comforting and full of consolation that whatever path you have trodden thus far has indeed been the right one. Beautiful vocals, excellent guitar riffs, and more heart and soul than ten albums that occupy the top reaches of the charts. An exceptional debut... Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    8
    I first saw this band at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland. I was impressed with their unique style. They
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    With a sound that comes off as natural, Warpaint represents a much needed departure from the ubiquity of synth-pop, and The Fool is a welcome detour.
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    70
    They instead favor the resplendence of melody and an astonishing grasp of songwriting prowess, and the overall effect is dazzling. [Year End 2010, p.74]
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    90
    Their stupendous debut full-length, The Fool, triangulates Moon Pix–era Cat Power's ghostly, morbid, gorgeous bedroom folk with the Slits' lithe, muscular post-punk.