Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Though adhering to this formula/non-formula, this self-produced long-time-comin' sophomore release relies on an even more augmented eclecticism than their 2004 guitar-driven Future Perfect (not better or worse, just OK Computer to The Bends differences).
  2. 84
    Autolux crawls through sophomore album Transit Transit, paring the exquisite agony of rush hour traffic with Lynchian surrealism.
  3. This expansion of sound is also put together with the kind of meticulousness that makes Transit Transit doubly compelling.
  4. Transit Transit justly follows the digitalized distortion their debut paved, keeping a decidedly drab mood that permeates throughout the entire production.
  5. Transit Transit is full of the sort of implausible leaps of imagination that normally only happen in your sleep.
  6. As it stands, Transit Transit is a beautifully executed work that would have made the band solid contenders if it had been released back in 1992.
  7. Autolux balance droney post-rock and electronics with rare skill. [Sept. 2010, p. 113]
  8. Transit Transit, the follow-up to 2004's similarly majestic Future Perfect, doesn't stray from the intended path, offering sonic action painting, narcotic dreamscapes and other manifestations of sonic bliss that you simply cannot divine from any band currently operating.
  9. With its deft blend of nostalgia and futurism, Transit Transit is not only a fantastic delivery on a forgotten promise, it's the best reason so far to be optimistic about 2016.
  10. The band's wonderfully detached mood seems born of their music's head-bouncing distractibility rather than any pretentious pondering.
  11. Transit Transit works like a best-of compilation, assembling the group's better efforts over the last six years while forgoing the mismatched feeling of such collections, a feat only a group as talented as Autolux could handle.
  12. Transit Transit is a very idea-focused album, with each track a structure whose foundation lies in a very specific sound.
  13. Autolux clearly saves its affection for intricacy and sonic margins, but after six years you'd think it'd sound more eager for the spotlight.
  14. Autolux's evolution isn't quite complete, but Transit Transit is an album made by a band ready to keep heading down the road. [Summer 2010, p.76]
  15. Where Future Perfect knocked us right off our feet, Transit Transit doesn't seem to have the energy to even push us slightly to the left. We miss 2004's Autolux.
  16. Transit Transit maintains a puzzling lack of urgency for an album so long in the works.
  17. 40
    Atmospheric post-grunge is the order of the day, but while the likes of "Census" is dynamically tight, the impression is of talented technicians, not great songwriters. [Sep 200, p.83]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    "Transit Transit" creeps into the psyche, exposing moments that language only ruins by expressing. Subtle, subdued, but nonetheless powerful"Transit Transit" creeps into the psyche, exposing moments that language only ruins by expressing. Subtle, subdued, but nonetheless powerful modern rock. Full Review »
  2. Aug 12, 2010
    8
    "Transit Transit" creeps into the psyche, exposing moments that language only ruins by expressing. Subtle, subdued, but nonetheless powerful"Transit Transit" creeps into the psyche, exposing moments that language only ruins by expressing. Subtle, subdued, but nonetheless powerful modern rock. Full Review »
  3. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    After 2004â