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. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. mikes.
    Sep 26, 2006
    5
    Alright, I'm biased as a hardcore mouse on mars fan. However, I'm disappointed with this release. It is a mess, and sounds dated. This mouse on mars album was recorded at the same time as their previous album. But its the exact opposite of their last album, not catchy, and way too experimental. Sounds like something that might of been good if it was released in 2000 or 2001, but Alright, I'm biased as a hardcore mouse on mars fan. However, I'm disappointed with this release. It is a mess, and sounds dated. This mouse on mars album was recorded at the same time as their previous album. But its the exact opposite of their last album, not catchy, and way too experimental. Sounds like something that might of been good if it was released in 2000 or 2001, but times have changed, and so has electronic music, mouse on mars you need to evolve ur production skills r weak. Expand
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.