Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 91
    A glowing psychedelic pop opus. [#21, p.102]
  2. You will be hard-pressed to keep from walking around all day grinning like a fish once you give the album an airing.
  3. The record feels small but impeccably crafted, like a toy soldier.
  4. More beautiful, uplifting, sweet music than you could ever require.
  5. By comparison, Noir's closest current peers, Super Furry Animals, seem like fusty older brothers.
  6. It's a summertime record guaranteed to freak out half the "Surfing USA" fans in the world. [Oct 2006, p.202]
  7. A mood-altering drug for pop fiends.
  8. Let's just say Tower of Love isn't out to offend or challenge or discomfit anyone. But the album's less simplistic than it comes on, obviously, its snugly melodies decorated with snaking structures and surprising instrumentation.
  9. 70
    Because he clearly aced his Beatles/Beach Boys classes, Noir's elaborately multitracked recordings... make his gentle bitching irresistible. [Aug 2006, p.113]
  10. As a starting point for Jim Noir, 'Tower Of Love' is a tasty entree that merely whets the appetite for the first album proper.
  11. It's a distinct type of pop that could become truly memorable when he actually sits down to compose a full album.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 30, 2009
    10
    In my i tunes library, i have a total of only 166 songs over the course of everything i have heard my entire life. i have every single song In my i tunes library, i have a total of only 166 songs over the course of everything i have heard my entire life. i have every single song on this album. brilliant stuff. tower of love (the song) is one of my favorite songs of all time. Full Review »
  2. MarcG
    Oct 22, 2006
    9
    underrate songs. Beck meets Brian Wilson and very good
  3. TimP
    Sep 30, 2006
    8
    Mellow upbeat pop that naintains your interest thoroughout.