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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
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  1. 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 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 toStrictly 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. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    67
    Every subtlety comes steeped in retro classicism.
  2. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    It’s a rewarding mixture of romance, wit and fantasy.
  3. Feb 15, 2013
    78
    This unpredictable first effort is a stirring paean to the golden age of rock.