The Wedding

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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. mikes.
    May 18, 2005
    8
    One of the best albums of 2005 bar none, great work
  2. 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 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 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. Expand

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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. The Wedding is a worthwhile gamble and a record like no other in the Oneida catalogue. Which, come to think of it, makes it a lot like every other Oneida record.
  2. Even though half of the pieces on the album were written around the plinky melodies of a giant music-box the band built themselves, the result simply showcases a band systematically stretching out their fundamental ingredients, applying a well-defined aesthetic to a different musical environment and hitting paydirt.
  3. Whereas previous Oneida albums could be criticised for being inconsistent and almost too art-rock for their own good, this sounds both absolutely complete and wonderfully concise.