The Violet Hour

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2003
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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. samuelr
    Aug 23, 2005
    3
    Too caught up in creating a general sound than decent sounding songs

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84

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. Every so often a record pops up that seems to exist in some alien world, unscathed by hipster fads and driven forward only by its own gorgeous mindset. With 'The Violet Hour', The Clientele have made a beautifully haunting album of music to take drugs to make music to take drugs to.
  2. The more involved the songs get, the more ethereal they end up, and not always to the good.
  3. Was it worth the wait? Well, it is for those who favor the kind of retro-futurist pop that recalls the mood-drenched fog of Galaxie 500 decorated with Byrdsian guitar filigrees.