Vee Vee [Remastered] - Archers of Loaf
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

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

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  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 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. Expand
  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 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. Expand
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Vee Vee is a ballsy record, and hard to love.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    As an accidental, definitive document of time and place, Vee Vee is up there with Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, No Pocky For Kitty and the Polvo records, strong enough even to offset the hideous cover art.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    There's a clear warmth and passion in this remaster; if you've yet to let this album grow to be a part of your life, get this.