Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Wedding might not be Oneida's most way-out album, but it's as satisfyingly restless as anything in their catalog.
  2. The band have always been the holding of hands between kinda-Kyuss stoner rock and spazzy synth pop, but The Wedding is unique in that it is something conclusively Oneida but also conclusively marked of indie’s recent resurgence on the mainstream pop-cultural landscape.
  3. 90
    Oneida's most cohesive and beautiful record to date. [#68, p.105]
  4. It is easily the band’s most accomplished, interesting record, a record that will simultaneously alienate stodgy diehard “fans” and attract a new group of listeners to the band.
  5. 100
    Totally brilliant, mind-meltingly good, and as different from Secret Wars as possible, except that both of these albums could change your life.
  6. The Wedding is certainly a new direction in some ways, but it’s still the same brainiac rock that Oneida has been dishing out for the past eight years.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. WayneB
    May 25, 2005
    9
    Awesome record! Oneida once again puts the whammy on the listener by completely going into different territory never explored on their Awesome record! Oneida once again puts the whammy on the listener by completely going into different territory never explored on their previous releases. But hey, when band members come up with names like Hanoi Jane, Kid Millions and Bobby Matador, should one be surprised by the sudden stylistic change with each new release? This is by far the band's most assured and accomplished release in their brief career, but the question is, will anyone (except the esoteric listener) ever be exposed to this brilliant record? I certainly hope so. Full Review »
  2. mikes.
    May 18, 2005
    8
    One of the best albums of 2005 bar none, great work