The Golden Hour

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Uncut
    60
    Predictably, it's all over the map, but The Golden Hour fizzes with invention. [July 2008, p.106]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 27, 2012
    9
    Consistently strong collection, without a bad song on it. "This Is My Life" is a standout. It's more in the Gogol Bordello neighborhood thanConsistently strong collection, without a bad song on it. "This Is My Life" is a standout. It's more in the Gogol Bordello neighborhood than the Tom Waits neighborhood (which is where previous Firewater releases were, in my opinion). I imagine if you're not familiar with Tod A's outlook, the lyrical content could get a little wearisome. But as a Cop Shoot Cop fan, I was ready, and really responded to this material. Full Review »
  2. CharlieQ.
    Jul 17, 2008
    8
    Uniquely fascinating, eminently listenable, entertaining and frequently inspiring. The lead track "Borneo" will stick in your head for weeks.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 13, 2008
    10
    The influence of South/Southeast Asian musical traditions, combined with new levels of ferocity in Tod A.'s perennially cynical lyrics, The influence of South/Southeast Asian musical traditions, combined with new levels of ferocity in Tod A.'s perennially cynical lyrics, render this album one of Firewater's most inspired efforts yet. Full Review »