Tripper

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Mojo
    Jan 31, 2012
    60
    It wanders and drifts moodily now and then, but there also some strong songs. [Feb 2012, p.99]
  2. Q Magazine
    Sep 21, 2011
    60
    Captivating. [Oct 2011, p.120]
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    60
    Mostly this parade of midtempo guitar-plus-keys tracks comes off as inert and paint-by-numbers.
  4. Aug 3, 2011
    60
    Here, every song tells a little story in which Johnson assumes different perspectives and uses broader instrumentation.
  5. Aug 24, 2011
    50
    They're good but not excellent; they have brilliant songwriting over mediocre melodies and the old-newness becomes old again quickly. Five. Right smack dab in the middle of nothing and everything.
  6. Aug 25, 2011
    40
    There's too many synths, too many hooks, and just too much happening for us to enjoy it. The charm is gone, and we're left with a mess too muddy to understand.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    8
    This album is definitely a departure from prior work, and doesn't have the immediate beauty of, say, "Singing Joy to the World" or theThis album is definitely a departure from prior work, and doesn't have the immediate beauty of, say, "Singing Joy to the World" or the rollicking Allman Bros-esque jamming of their earlier work. But it definitely is growing on me, and its more stylized sound is definitely not a "staying put". Full Review »