Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This is a wonderful, intoxicatingly special album that deserves to be cherished, and played and played.
  2. You, You're a History in Rust is nothing short of an experience; emotional enough to take the listener on a journey, and subtle enough so that not a moment of the record feels contrived.
  3. A showcase of a band who have learned lessons and improved upon them, quietly getting better and better until something really special emerges.
  4. One of my favorite albums so far in this very young year.
  5. If GY!BE is the Tolstoy of the Constellation label, DMST has to be its Chekhov.
  6. It's still epic – and a bit grandiose at times - but in a charmingly human and believable way.
  7. Benchetrit and Spearin’s production work gives You, You’re a History in Rust a pleasantly unpredictable nature.
  8. Despite all the haunting vibes, woodwinds, and honeyed strings, rock music's guitar/bass/drums dynamic is dominant on Rust; it hovers between the rambunctious clatter of Broken Social Scene (which shares two members with DMST) and the elegant contortions of Jaga Jazzist.
  9. There's... a core of tunefulness and celebration to their experimentation. [Apr 2007, p.118]
  10. Another quixotic, cerebral, and indispensable album from one of Canada’s great talents.
  11. The dabbling in different sounds and textures results in a surprisingly cohesive effort for DMST, and one that successfully sustains interest throughout. [3 Mar 2007]
  12. The band seems unsure of what instincts to follow to get more intimate, streamlined rock; their attempts produce a hodgepodge of style that in turns prevents the kind of gut reaction that normally attracts listeners to rock in the first place.
  13. 60
    Overall... the mood remains one of pleasant inconsequence. [Apr 2007, p.94]
  14. In some spots, the pacing proves problematic.

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