Zammuto

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. May 11, 2012
    81
    It is, itself, a joyful record, prickly and playful and sometimes downright bizarre, but never less than welcoming.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    81
    The album is a statement of self-sufficiency born of creative tensions, between man and woman, people and land, performance and recording. Within these dualities, Zammuto has created something whole.
  3. May 24, 2012
    80
    While nothing quite meets the precedent set by the first track, the album is a bracing adventure in texture.
  4. Magnet
    Apr 13, 2012
    80
    It's hard to recall an album so invitingly unfamiliar, so beguilingly hard to parse, so full of "wait, what was that?" moments... since the first Books album. [No.86, p.61]
  5. Apr 11, 2012
    80
    Zammuto excels at the opposite: deconstructing life into easily digestible songs that make you feel something.
  6. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    The sharply differentiated genre experiments become less well-defined in the home stretch, but the sound design stays immersive, with pleasant little things to listen to festooned in every niche.
  7. It's not that this material is any less challenging than anything that The Books did, it's just infinitely more memorable on a first listen.
  8. Jul 10, 2012
    70
    Go figure, the most enjoyable parts of the album are hard to separate from the most annoying.
  9. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    There's no pretentions, no concepts, just an exploration of music and Zammuto is starting to write the book of the future once again.
  10. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    While the album has its flaws in terms of consistency and clarity of concept, the most captivating songs speak to the incredible potential of the project, and are among the more engaging that I've heard in quite some time.
  11. Apr 5, 2012
    70
    This record feels like a race to an unknowable destination.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    9
    This is a very underrated album.its original,bizarre in a good way and at times damn catchy.much like the Books i guess.but a more consistentThis is a very underrated album.its original,bizarre in a good way and at times damn catchy.much like the Books i guess.but a more consistent album than most of their offerings,bar the great Thought For Food.a harmonious collage of experimental,electronic and indie music.9! Full Review »
  2. May 26, 2012
    7
    The debut album from the Nick Zammuto -renowned from The Books - is a decent connection of electronic themes with indie rock background,The debut album from the Nick Zammuto -renowned from The Books - is a decent connection of electronic themes with indie rock background, where sometimes lead vocals parts prevail or curiously arranged add-ons. You should pay attention to the songs "Groan Man, Do not Cry" or "Zebra Butt". Although the initiol songs are a little bit extended on the lenght, but they show their potential after a while. Very experimental proposal. Full Review »