Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Jan 20, 2011
    Amazing, amazing music. Simple as that. Everything is superb on this record, from songwriting to performance to production. Easily my most played album of 2009 and probably for the most part of 2010 as well. Song to die for: Quotes. Full Review »
  2. Damion
    Jul 2, 2009
    Don't believe the hype. This isn't a "comeback" album. This brilliant band never left. The only thing missing from them is the desire to sell out and make college radio crap or pop tunes. They aren't willfully grungy and trendy like the garbage that spews from the music machine. I'm looking at you Mars Volta. They aren't glammy characters, just musicians. The band is right on point, its the trendy jaded listener and the corporate beancounters that don't get it. Enjoy this gift to music lovers while you can. They may be stopping thanks to continued ignorance. Those who know, know well, those who don't, don't know squat. Don't believe the hype. Full Review »
  3. Cicobuff
    Jul 2, 2009
    I feel this album won't win the band any new fans, that aside for the most part its a consistent record, less commerical for the most part in comparison to the last release Catch Without Arms, but with that more varied and conceptual like El Cielo was. Full Review »