Visitations

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
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  1. MelS
    Jan 25, 2007
    9
    Are you in the mood for a fuzzed out punk folk foot stomper (whatever that is)? Well then this is the album for you. Starting the best opening song of the year,'Family' (nothing else comes close), Visitations moves at a breakneck speed through wah-wah guitar fuelled ballads, blistering non-intelligible punk thrashers and accoustic death marches and then clocks out as soon as it Are you in the mood for a fuzzed out punk folk foot stomper (whatever that is)? Well then this is the album for you. Starting the best opening song of the year,'Family' (nothing else comes close), Visitations moves at a breakneck speed through wah-wah guitar fuelled ballads, blistering non-intelligible punk thrashers and accoustic death marches and then clocks out as soon as it came barely 30 minutes later. There is no other album like it right now and no other album rewards replays more than this. It seems simple, but these 11 (and 1 intermission) songs will keep you hooked and coming back for months. If you give them the chance. Expand
  2. mikes.
    Jan 23, 2007
    6
    the best clinic album to date, it seem they have finally developed their own sound and are out of radiohead's shadow. Good if your into expreimental music, this release will satisfy
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. A sobering reminder of how frustrating it can be when a talented group become tethered to their established aesthetic. [Feb 2007, p.118]
  2. Despite the album's failure to forge any radical new ground... Visitations still offers some satisfaction by giving longtime fans exactly the sort of spooky rhythms and cryptic lyrics that made them fall in love with the band in the first place. [#16, p.90]
  3. Visitations may not be as immediate as Walking with Thee or Winchester Cathedral, but that's exactly what makes it intriguing -- and a welcome return to form.