Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Jan 30, 2013
    50
    Sadly, the interesting ideas fall at the place on the spectrum where it jives for just a short time, at least for this particular listener.
  2. Jan 22, 2013
    60
    As this bold magpie of an album flies past, its swagger falters occasionally as genre pastiches gain the upper hand.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    Foxygen make music that could have been at woodstock. I like psychedelic music with pop sensibilities then you will enjoy this, I do, and IFoxygen make music that could have been at woodstock. I like psychedelic music with pop sensibilities then you will enjoy this, I do, and I did. The album evokes images of a sunset flower-strewn stage with everybody having a whale of a time, probably under the influence. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2015
    9
    A hazy, drugged-out psych-pop album of monstrous proportions. In it's confidence, however, it never manages to take itself seriously to theA hazy, drugged-out psych-pop album of monstrous proportions. In it's confidence, however, it never manages to take itself seriously to the point of self-indulgence. Instead, it just toes the line. 8.8/10 Full Review »
  3. Dec 28, 2013
    6
    Strictly by its own merits, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is not a bad album. In fact it is quite decent, as tracksStrictly by its own merits, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is not a bad album. In fact it is quite decent, as tracks like "San Francisco", "No Destruction", and "On Blue Mountain" are very entertaining and unique in the modern music landscape, even if the rest of the album gets a bit too close to fellow psychedelic rockers, Tame Impala. However, after listening to their earlier work on Take the Kids Off Broadway, I have to say this album is a great disappointment. That previous album had been nothing short of a grand masterpiece, and rather than expand on its ideas, Foxygen decided to abandon its wild experimentation for far too tame tracks that are inside the box rather than out of it. Therefore, while this album is not bad, I know they can do much better. Full Review »