Veckatimest

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: May 26, 2009
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 186

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  1. JimC
    May 30, 2009
    0
    I can't figure out for the life of me why everybody loves this so much. The songs are boring, the lyrics are sometimes hard to understand, the mix is horrible and it makes me either want to fall asleep or kill myself. Just because someone makes an album of songs that sound different doesn't mean that it is automatically good. I bought this based on all these great reviews and I I can't figure out for the life of me why everybody loves this so much. The songs are boring, the lyrics are sometimes hard to understand, the mix is horrible and it makes me either want to fall asleep or kill myself. Just because someone makes an album of songs that sound different doesn't mean that it is automatically good. I bought this based on all these great reviews and I wish I didn't. Very disappointed in the listening public and critics. Expand
  2. EliG
    Jul 3, 2009
    3
    The mixing is beautiful, the vocal arrangements stunning, the production slick and clean. But despite all these glowing attributes, I could not once listen to this album without finding it a complete waste of time. With a scope of SO much great independent music being made, Veckatimest is incomparably boring. "Two Weeks" is a fantastic single stuck in a valley of hogwash. If you insist on The mixing is beautiful, the vocal arrangements stunning, the production slick and clean. But despite all these glowing attributes, I could not once listen to this album without finding it a complete waste of time. With a scope of SO much great independent music being made, Veckatimest is incomparably boring. "Two Weeks" is a fantastic single stuck in a valley of hogwash. If you insist on listening to this album, put on a tweed sweater vest, sit back, and say "yes, that's clever." Then listen to something worth your while. Expand
  3. Jeang
    Jul 3, 2009
    3
    What is the BIG fuss about. Music is in the #*+tters! Does anybody want to write and perform GOOD stuff anymore!!! This music has been getting a lot of buzz who is listening and leading the music purchasers down a wacky path.
  4. DaveT
    Jun 18, 2009
    1
    I also don't understand what all the fuss is about. Intricate arrangements and woodsy, pastoral vocals does not equal great songs. Trendy. Snoozers.
  5. BrettJ
    Jul 18, 2009
    0
    I don't get it. Did you guys get paid to post these reviews? These guys can barely play their instruments, the mix is bad, and the lyrics don't make sense. Check out the latest Dream Theater album if you want to hear good instrumentation and great storytelling for lyrics.
  6. BruceC
    Jul 27, 2009
    1
    Here's a recipe for success as a band. Move to Brooklyn. Dress/act like hipsters. Make twee, sensitive-sounding, pretentious pop music. Have one band mate that can "play" a few weird instruments - clarinet, skin flute, whatever. To give your songs a few hooks, rip-off Pet Sounds, etc. Have your lame record label market your LP to a bunch of hipster wannabes, especially in the Here's a recipe for success as a band. Move to Brooklyn. Dress/act like hipsters. Make twee, sensitive-sounding, pretentious pop music. Have one band mate that can "play" a few weird instruments - clarinet, skin flute, whatever. To give your songs a few hooks, rip-off Pet Sounds, etc. Have your lame record label market your LP to a bunch of hipster wannabes, especially in the Midwest, so they can pretend like they are down with the New York scene. Rinse. Repeat. Expand
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Ambitious yet restrained, elegant yet exciting, Veckatimest is an endlessly-rewarding album which seems destined to vie with Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion for the title of the year's best.
  2. The album dips and tips and ultimately soars as a result, Rossen and company having turned near-disaster into sonic triumph.
  3. 80
    Even as they feature orchestras, women's choirs, and Beach House singer Victoria Legrand on Veckatimest, the album is still an intimate, ascetic affair.