User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 58
  2. Negative: 5 out of 58

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  1. dickw
    Aug 31, 2006
    2
    bought it. after a few listens im pretty sure i resent buying it. they sound a bit like annoying f**kers to me. whiny white turds.
  2. David
    Aug 9, 2006
    3
    Snore... Uninspired
  3. rkye
    Jun 27, 2006
    3
    I guess I'm missing out, but I find almost nothing in this album worthy of praise or anything more than ambivalence. I was recommended this by a friend of mine who has never steered me wrong before. When I got it, I was surprised. It is an album that takes cues from the legends, Pixies and Pavement, but goes nowhere. While I have no problem with wearing your influences on your I guess I'm missing out, but I find almost nothing in this album worthy of praise or anything more than ambivalence. I was recommended this by a friend of mine who has never steered me wrong before. When I got it, I was surprised. It is an album that takes cues from the legends, Pixies and Pavement, but goes nowhere. While I have no problem with wearing your influences on your shoulder (Serena Maneesh's debut basically is a carbon copy of My Bloody Valentine, but it's one of my favorite recent albums), I do have a problem with lazy and weak writing that simply isn't interesting or fun to listen to. The music had almost no hooks to speak of and lyrics try and fail to match cleverness of Black and Malkmus. I listen it to few times, and felt nothing. No enjoyment, no intrigue on why I didn't like it. Just an album I got nothing out of. If you like it, cheers to you. But my opinion is 2006 is a sad year if this is one of the best it has to offer. Expand
  4. jason
    Apr 28, 2006
    0
    given their wholesale ripping off of pavement, with much credit also being due the pixies, this band offers nothing unique. move along; nothing new to hear here.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The Loon is nothing short of an incredibly focused song suite, minus all the extraneous frivolities that you’ve gotten too used to hearing from an "incredibly focused song suite."
  2. You will not be able to tear yourself away from this album. This is no daringly outrageous, Kid A-esque “progressive” music that nobody really enjoys listening to. This is rock 'n roll.
  3. The first must-listen record of the year.