• 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
  1. Less dynamic and more ruminative than The Ruminant Band, here are 10 songs and a poky instrumental for country hippies manque and other shaggy folk down on the little luck they ever had.
  2. 83
    Spearheading the Sub Pop folk renaissance alongside Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper, the Chicago quartet play the kind of rootsy beard-rock on Tripper that's beloved by guys in lumberjack shirts.
  3. Featuring generous heaps of falsetto and sparse, jagged guitar licks, Fruit Bats' Tripper plays as a spectral highway romp that pairs jaunty folk-pop ditties with effervescent pop.
User Score
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  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 »