• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 9, 2006
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. ChrisF-T
    May 12, 2006
    10
    I love Matmos' work and live show, and this album still blew me away. Awesome samples, awesome art, great electronics and spectacular tunes. It's hard for me to stop listening because the songs are infectious and intriguing.
  2. nikola
    May 16, 2006
    9
    apsolutely great, the sound of violence that makes all other electronic artist look like amateurs. not their best, 'cause "civil war" are the untouchable, but "the rose has teeth..." is one of my favourites for album of the year
  3. MaryH
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    Extraordinary concept album-- well beyond my already-high expectations. Plus, the album art is to die for.
  4. LeonardoF
    May 11, 2006
    10
    Long live Matmos.
  5. PaulH.
    May 12, 2006
    9
    I like how Prefix calls this "unfriendly and alienating" as if A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure was easy listening. Another brilliant warped bit of experimental mastery from Matmos. Too bad more music isn't this bold.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. With The Rose... Matmos have created a work that fuses music and concept art, and doesn't sound like a terrible pretentious mess. It's an achievement that deserves your attention.
  2. Even if it's not as cohesive as their two previous albums, it's some of their best (and certainly most ambitious) work.
  3. As with the conceptual aspect, knowing the peculiar provenance of the noises on The Rose Has Teeth is actually supplemental to one's enjoyment of this suite... which stands alone as an enthralling aural experience.