Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    80
    Tragicomedies itself is, unquestionably, garish (not to mention inventive, befuddling, and delightful) enough to fully deserve anyone's love.
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Suffice it to say, Zygadlo comfortably defies the sophomore album slump with this one.
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    This Fascinating, individual and exhilarating fusion welds classical tropes to such diverse elements as Arcadian folk, doo wop, Steve Reich and Greek Mythology. [Oct 2012, p.95]
  4. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    Rudi Zygadlo proves here that he is far more than an electro producer, and has delivered a second album that frequently captivates and often mystifies.
  5. Oct 19, 2012
    75
    That sense of the ludicrousness of life runs throughout Tragicomedies. It's what gives it its spark and forgives its slip-ups.
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    These 13 songs are a bold leap forward for Zygadlo, and feel like a personal, intimate success.
  7. 70
    This perpetual cycling through of ideas can be fascinating but also fatiguing, and it ultimately marks the record's most debilitating flaw.
  8. Oct 31, 2012
    50
    Tragicomedies isn't terrible, but its significance hinges on two established and already surpassed mediums.

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