User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 93
  2. Negative: 4 out of 93

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  1. SamS
    Oct 26, 2007
    5
    Much loved by people whose judgment I respect. But it doesn't quite do it for me. I came to it after Yoshimi -- which I love in the extreme -- and this sounds flabby and maudlin by comparison.
  2. DeanD
    Aug 4, 2006
    5
    Great music, but the vocals.....AWFUL! I have never ever heard a singer so out of tune, reaching for notes which are obviously out of his range. He needs vocal lessons real bad!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Feb 14, 2005
    6
    Seriously over-rated.not as good as some of their earlier albums.Waiting for Superman is the only great track.
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    The group's most gorgeously crafted album ever.
  2. Combines Beach Boys harmonies, Pink Floyd-influenced orchestral rock and the lonely-heart vocal style of such '70s icons as Big Star and Neil Young.
  3. A trip into the prettiest altered states the Lips have yet kissed.