Varcharz

  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. PaulH
    Oct 2, 2006
    8
    I think they made exactly the record they wanted to, and did a damned good job of it. It is certainly more abstract than their last outing, but retains their love for beats and song. Ironically, that is what probably got "Radical Connector" accused of being "poppy."
  2. amcc
    Oct 6, 2006
    8
    I dont see how anyone can make claims that MoM are being to experimental on any album. Saying something like that is nearly contradictive to the very being that is MoM. I perhaps like this record better than the last if only for the very fact that it uses much of the same sound and style for its basis but takes it further leftfield.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. This is an impressive record in many respects, and its hooks and patterns only emerge after many plays, but it's also an oddly distant one.
  2. Urb
    70
    On Varcharz, Mouse on Mars crank out 11 new tracks that, for better and worse, continue to expand the boundaries of abstract music. [Sep 2006, p.138]
  3. Jagged, fractured, splintered, and downright violent-sounding, it's easily the most extreme music the duo has made.