The Sophtware Slump

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2000
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It opens with a nine-minute song. It's a concept album. Worse still, it's a science fiction concept album. With songs about robots. But here's the thing: Every time I listen to it, I don't hate it.... The combination of prog-rock ambition, scrappy sounds and the odd hip reference almost make it feel like Pink Floyd growing up and making a disc in the post-Beck era.
  2. Almost every song here seems unfinished, and while the The Sophtware Slump sounds great -- misfiring machines duel elegant pianos, guitars chug and grind, ancient synthesizers burst through the top end - it never goes much of anywhere.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 25, 2011
    9
    It's Ok Computer's pop loving, dope smoking brother, and an album full of happy/sad surprises. It quietly announced the arrival of theIt's Ok Computer's pop loving, dope smoking brother, and an album full of happy/sad surprises. It quietly announced the arrival of the noughties and became one of the best albums of the decade, without a doubt.
    Tremendous.
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  2. HungerfordS.
    Mar 18, 2008
    10
    Masterpiece.. This is the kind of album that is best listened to all the way through. It is greater than the sum of it's parts. Truly Masterpiece.. This is the kind of album that is best listened to all the way through. It is greater than the sum of it's parts. Truly unbelievable. Thanks Grandaddy. Full Review »
  3. RayW.
    May 27, 2007
    9
    wondrous stuff, warm, fuzzy pop masterpiece, it has dated much better than the radiohead or flaming lips albums it's often compared to.