• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    Remastered by Weston as fuzzy or sharp, this generous re-release (the second in a series by Merge Records, founded by Superchunk) should win Vee Vee another devoted following.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    8
    Though it may seem disappointing compared to Icky Mettle, this album is still full of off-kilter, raw and catchy songs. If you first listen toThough it may seem disappointing compared to Icky Mettle, this album is still full of off-kilter, raw and catchy songs. If you first listen to the album and it seems like a bunch of people failing at singing and playing the guitar simultaneously, stick with it. You'll start to find the melody in the guitar lines and the shouted choruses will stick in your head. The only songs I disliked were 1985 and Nostalgia, both throwaways in my opinion. Full Review »
  2. j30
    Apr 23, 2012
    8
    Following their excellent debut, Icky Mettle, Archers of Loaf go for a more loud, raw sound. Icky Mettle got the better b-sides of the twoFollowing their excellent debut, Icky Mettle, Archers of Loaf go for a more loud, raw sound. Icky Mettle got the better b-sides of the two re-issues, but the albums themselves is pretty close. I can kind of see the comparison between Pavement and Archers of Loaf, but it's a thin line. Both have such unique qualities that I find it hard to really say who's better, plus it's all subjective anyways. But if you were to make the comparison, Vee Vee is the Slanted and Enchanted and Icky Mettle is the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Full Review »