Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. If it's not a truly inspiring album, it's nevertheless undeniably impressive.
  2. We Are Monster has the depth if you have the time. Yep, here's a fun record that's a work-for-it, in-the-details record, too.
  3. His best music has a kind of timbral vulnerability about it that makes you want to reach out and kiss his computer better.
  4. Faultless sequencing, an array of clever (and comfortably familiar) beats, and a refreshingly optimistic, apolitical vibe make We Are Monster a keeper.
  5. The genius of Wearemonster is that Mueller takes the clarity and mobility of house and synergizes it with the overabundance of melodies, textures, theories, and arrangement schemes found in IDM.
  6. Five years on, We Are Monster finds Raijko Muller so confident and articulate that Rest comes off in comparison like a set of hastily scrawled clutch notes.
  7. Track-by-track stylistic swerves make the album singular and exciting, but like-minded swerves within the same tracks ultimately give We Are Monster its living, breathing charge.
  8. We Are Monster is one of those fun albums that sounds great whether you're in the mood to move or just sitting down and listening on headphones as you ride to work on the bus.
  9. Uncut
    Finds Muller reviving a lush disco spirit he once discretely discarded. [Jul 2005, p.92]
  10. Q Magazine
    Almost entirely instrumental, but full of a subtlety often obscured by words. [Jul 2005, p.114]
  11. The New York Times
    Gorgeous... One of the year's best electronic albums. [29 May 2005]

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. billye
    Sep 18, 2006
  2. BobbyK
    Mar 27, 2006
    While certainly not as immediate as Underworld, the album only requires a few listens before you're caught.
  3. JMan
    Feb 19, 2006
    Best of it's genre in 2005.