Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Yanqui U.X.O. is the work of a band that has finally become confident in its popularity and influence.
  2. The tracks on Yanqui are content to continue building to bored, satiated endings we can see coming 20 minutes in advance.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    The usual barrage of angry cello instrumentals. [Dec 2002, p.103]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. JonL
    Nov 15, 2006
    10
    It doesn't show the balls-out part of Godspeed, like their first two albums, but it shows them in the mode of craftsmen. This It doesn't show the balls-out part of Godspeed, like their first two albums, but it shows them in the mode of craftsmen. This doesn't mean the album sounds safe and comfortable, though, far from it. If anything, it feels kind of like a continuation of the last passages of "Antennas To Heaven" in a more rock form, but with the unsettling feelings of old gloom long since forgotten with a hint of wistful twilight in some sections nonetheless. The group is as martial and rousing as ever, and the album is nearly as haunting as the most autumnal moments of "Lift Your Skinny Fists...", but perhaps this will fit as the final statement from the band, as I truly can't see where they can grow from here. They have certainly left three essential albums full of uncanny passion and dread like no band before or since them has replicated, and that is more of an achievement than prolific composing. Full Review »
  2. MitchM
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    Great album. Their best hands down.
  3. HTam
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    Among the greatest music ever recorded. Those into common music won't get it, but it's a post-rock masterpiece. Also it's all Among the greatest music ever recorded. Those into common music won't get it, but it's a post-rock masterpiece. Also it's all instrumental, which already filters out the mainstream listeners. Full Review »