Unmap - Volcano Choir

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. When it closes with the eerie, smoky gospel influenced Youlagy, you know it’s fantastic and you know you’ve found the most breathtakingly beautiful album this year.
  2. Despite the looseness and the grab-bag approach, the best of the songs on Unmap feel right as rain, like these weird mash-ups were there all along, just waiting to be discovered.
  3. The record is too weird to turn heads in quite the same meteoric fashion that Emma did but is a nice addition to Vernon’s canon and an indicator of just how high he can let his freak flag wave and still sound just like himself.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    It's quite messy for myself to comment this album because while it has, in my opinion, some of the best tracks of the entire Vernon's career (bow down to the brilliance of Island, IS), there are also some eerie fillers which, if had been excluded, would have made Unmap a brilliant EP instead of a bearable album leaving a sense of slow-paced frustration. Full Review »
  2. RyanJ.
    Oct 2, 2009
    Pretty overrated, boring, only a few songs are good. But the songs that are good are REALLY GOOD.
  3. ChristianP.
    Oct 1, 2009
    Very exciting and captivating stuff.