Tomboy

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
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  1. Apr 26, 2011
    6
    I found the album to be well done, the music does pull you into it, however, nothing really stood out, which was my problem with it. It all seemed to be around the same level, and became a little boring towards the end of listening. I listened to it once, and found it was a good album, but I have no intentions of listening to it again...I prefer his work with Animal Collective much more.
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    5
    An album which tries so hard to hit different bars actually ends up sounding frustrating, uncertain and loose. Had pretty high expectations and it all came up short.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 19, 2011
    78
    Tomboy's an ambitious work that finds its power and grandiosity in the slightest moments – an album that demands headphones, yet equally compels to crank the stereo.
  2. Mojo
    May 17, 2011
    40
    Rather than gaining urgency Tomboy instead feels rhythmically constrained and sonically muted. [May 2011, p.100]
  3. Q Magazine
    May 17, 2011
    60
    Such is the electronic murk elsewhere, it feels better to dabble your toes in this record than plunge right in. [May 2011, p.120]