The Isness

User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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  1. FlexFlex
    Oct 1, 2002
    1
    Such a pity. I was really looking forward to this album, but... This is not an FSOL. This isn't A. Androginous either. They have been evoluting in the completely wrong direction.
  2. MilodeMilo
    Aug 21, 2002
    1
    This? After 6 years? Oh dear me no. Ah well, I guess you could tell that they were just gagging to sing, after Cobain wailed "Everyone in this world is doing something without me" in Dead Cities, probably much to his mum's praises. All of their previous works still stand the test of time, especially the latter albums and long CD singles - listened to Cascade again t'other day. This? After 6 years? Oh dear me no. Ah well, I guess you could tell that they were just gagging to sing, after Cobain wailed "Everyone in this world is doing something without me" in Dead Cities, probably much to his mum's praises. All of their previous works still stand the test of time, especially the latter albums and long CD singles - listened to Cascade again t'other day. Still Fantastic. The Isness is Bloody awful. That awful realisation halfway into the 2nd track that...aw jesus..no...checks CD cover...have I bought the wrong thing? Laughable... Expand
  3. J
    Nov 25, 2002
    1
    this is the last time I buy a CD before downloading half the album on .mp3's. I thought "hey, these guys USED to be good, I can't wait to hear this!" man this sucks. it's the first time I've bought a CD and instantly wanted to return it...Future Sounds Of India is more like it
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Interestingly enough, the group manages to pull most of it off, but not without some stops into new-age and downright silly territory.
  2. Q Magazine
    40
    It's the songs which seal The Isness's fate. [Sep 2002, p.100]
  3. Through it all they keep it both consistent (without being same-y) and experimental (without being disorienting).