The Uglysuit

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The net result of The Uglysuit’s formula sounds something like an imagined pairing of Bedhead and Phish. It’s all right as far as it goes.
  2. The Uglysuit, whose country-prog-post-rock-indie-orchestral ramblings recall, variously, Wilco, Bright Eyes, The Shins, Elbow, Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket and the soundtrack for every emotionally self-indulgent US drama ever made. Yet, hearing the warm country musings of ‘Chicago’ or the aching two-note piano motif of 'And We Became Sunshine’, it’s hard not to settle into the seduction.
  3. The Uglysuit are certainly competent, but on this debut their music feels too by-the-book.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DC.
    Oct 24, 2008
    10
    Best live show I've ever seen.
  2. EvanB.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    This album has been in rotation on my Ipod since I got it over a month ago. I never want to skip a song, it is a solid record all the way This album has been in rotation on my Ipod since I got it over a month ago. I never want to skip a song, it is a solid record all the way through, and that is quite rare. The album as a whole has so many surprises, switching from happy-go-lucky indie pop to heavy hitting driving guitars to a funny quirky circus like song to a beautiful piano instrumental. You never know what to expect next which is something that I really love. I highly recommend this record to everyone, it's fun, it makes me happy, smile, feel good. A+++ Full Review »