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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. HollisG.
    Aug 16, 2007
    Not as much of an "album" as "Winter Hymn", but the songs on here are just flat out awesome. I can't count the number of times I've listened to most of the songs on this album, in different moods, different times of day, different seasons, and I'm always getting something new out of them. At first, "A With Living" dominated my headphones & speakers, but over time "Bound to Be That Way" and "Herstory of Glory" have probably taken over. The thing is, each song brings something totally different to the table, and I'm sure that I'll be listening to other songs on this album just as much as the calendar turns into 2008. Full Review »
  2. CarlS
    Mar 29, 2007
    Some of the band's best work, lots of intricacy and subtlety that mustn't be missed! This will be in the top five of the year for me for sure. They're a very fun band to see live too so if you get a chance, GO! Full Review »
  3. GlenM
    Mar 14, 2007
    The fact that this band can keep up with such profound, moving music is somewhat outstanding. As Pitchfork put it, this band writes albums, not songs, and this one will stick with just as much emotional power as any of their previous equally-fantastic works. Full Review »