• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2004
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The middle of the album is as hard-edged and relentless as anything of Squarepusher's, if not more.
  2. Repeated listens propel it towards sounding like his best yet.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. JoshuaS
    Nov 15, 2006
    10
    Most important album of my life besides Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag...
  2. RM
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    Probably his best album - but you have to be 'trained' or at least prepared for a challenge (at certain points) to understand this Probably his best album - but you have to be 'trained' or at least prepared for a challenge (at certain points) to understand this stuff. I actually think this album is too advanced even for a few professional music critics who tend only to be given a week to review an album. Some of the tracks here such as 'Steinbolt' did not appeal to me until about a month after I bought the album. The more accessible parts of the album are also superb and the album features 'Iambic 9 Poetry', which, as well as being my favourite Sqarepusher song, is one of the best tracks I have ever heard by anyone, and without trying to sound boastful I have heard a lot. A very emotional, mature and complex album and this is the only 10 I've ever given on metacritic. Full Review »
  3. StephenE
    Aug 26, 2006
    10
    His most complete work to date. It will take you places you wish to never leave and places you never want to be. An album worthy of multiple listens.