Voxtrot

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. [An] enjoyable, if slightly inconsistent, album.
  2. The writing, arrangement, and pacing is deliberate enough to create a sensible package yet light enough to invite a listener in.
  3. Voxtrot’s self-titled debut album is marvelous: a collection of 11 tightly coiled songs, loud and fast and sweet.
  4. If Voxtrot seems less magical the first time through, it grows in stature with each listen, as an album should.
  5. Voxtrot is a thoughtful, well-crafted pop record that doesn't live up to expectations and anticipation.
  6. There's an undeniable, infectious energy at work here which is put to great use with the self-deprecating humor and immense pop chops.
  7. Billboard
    70
    Despite a few lyrical missteps ("Future Pt. 1"), "Voxtrot" is generally insightful and emerges as a promising debut. [26 May 2007]
  8. Alternative Press
    70
    Voxtrot's biggest fault is that at times its understated strings, burbling keyboards and retro-fitted guitars sound almost too pretty and distant. [Jul 2007, p.170]
  9. Voxtrot remains a compelling enough statement to justify the inordinate amounts of excitement thrown around the band, yet nowhere near a fulfillment of the enormous potential they’ve shown.
  10. Under The Radar
    60
    While those EPs were the energetic documents of a hungry band at a creative peak, [this album] too often seems to fall flat. [#17, p.88]
  11. A likable disc -- but no reason to get hot and bothered.
  12. Voxtrot hew to the genre standards to consistently pleasing, if never thrilling, effect.
  13. The majority of the record's new tracks need to either be more focused or show more dynamic range.
  14. It’s not like everybody’s playing a different song. Everybody’s playing the same song. It’s just that, for great boring swathes, that song sounds stubborn. It sounds like it doesn’t want to be played.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. TinaC
    Jun 20, 2007
    10
    No one should rate this album unless they've listened to it more than 5 times. It takes awhile to get used to but now I can't stop No one should rate this album unless they've listened to it more than 5 times. It takes awhile to get used to but now I can't stop listening. See Voxtrot live if you can. Full Review »
  2. ChadB
    Jun 9, 2007
    10
    I'm so tired of every single reviewer saying "This isn't nearly as good as their EPs..." Did you read that in Rolling Stone, so you I'm so tired of every single reviewer saying "This isn't nearly as good as their EPs..." Did you read that in Rolling Stone, so you all feel the need to post it over, and over, and over again? Everyone is saying these songs aren't as catchy. Did you think that maybe that is because they aren't quite as shallow?? The depth of this album became apparent to me around the 3rd or 4th time through. Listen to the cd in it's entirety, beginning to end. It becomes even better with each listen, as a really great album does. We should all be thanking Voxtrot for an album that isn't "catchy". If you want catchy, go buy Gym Class Heroes. This is real music. Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    Yep this album is perfect and I'm depressed because it's 2013 and they're gone. Hmmm. now The only question left 2 askYep this album is perfect and I'm depressed because it's 2013 and they're gone. Hmmm. now The only question left 2 ask is............................Why Full Review »