The Power Out

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The Wire
    50
    There are occasions when vocal inadequacy can be more emotionally fetching than full-throated virtuosity.... This, however, is not one of them. [#239, p.57]
  2. The result is a tad muddled, with the valleys unfortunately outnumbering the peaks.
  3. They've got better stuff in them, we believe, but, meanwhile, 'The Power Out''s strictly a forty watt affair.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Pierre-EmmanuelL
    Feb 17, 2006
    9
    They have a gift for writing cloudy songs and let the listenner dreamily drift in the music
  2. ChisL
    Feb 18, 2005
    7
    A bit of a disappointment only in the fact that its clearly not as good as their debut.
  3. RickK
    Apr 15, 2004
    10
    Best album I've heard this year thus far. Certainly the most ambitious--I can't recall another album with rocking songs sung in 4 Best album I've heard this year thus far. Certainly the most ambitious--I can't recall another album with rocking songs sung in 4 different languages. A classic. Full Review »