The Power Out - Electrelane

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Recalls both early [Philip] Glass and Stereolab, at least until the squaling vocals begin, when it starts to conjure the art brut of punk foremothers like the Raincoats or the Slits. [Listen 2 This supplement, Feb 2004, p.16]
  2. There are gimmicks, but there’s musical merit, and genuine feeling to match the calculated charm.
  3. Music that at once revels in and transcends rock traditions.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 7 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
    They have a gift for writing cloudy songs and let the listenner dreamily drift in the music
  2. ChisL
    Feb 18, 2005
    A bit of a disappointment only in the fact that its clearly not as good as their debut.
  3. RickK
    Apr 15, 2004
    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 »