Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mojo
    90
    Hood have crafted a singular meeting of modern electronics, carefully layered arrangements and more conventional rock melancholia. [Dec 2001, p.96]
  2. Uniformly excellent.... Few, if any, British bands are making music quite like this right now.
  3. Alternative Press
    90
    With Cold House, Hood provide evidence that their time in the sun is long overdue. [Dec 2001, p.84]
  4. Takes the scattered clicks and beats of Autechre and combines it with the tunefulness of Spiritualized.... Very rewarding.
  5. Cold House takes a fantastic batch of songs and intelligently mixes in cutting edge electronic elements a la Autechre and Nobukazu Takemura, a couple of west coast underground hip-hop artists, and some delicate backing arrangements, and creates one of the most innovative releases of the past year.
  6. Magnet
    80
    Another step in Hood's continually compelling sonic evolution. [#52, p.89]
  7. Uncut
    80
    A hypnotic dream-map of astral drift and spac-age chamber music, textured jazztronica and technoid pulse. [Dec 2001, p.106]
  8. Tender melodies, modern scrapes and traditional beauty merge into a gently unfolded whole that touches the soul with its silky aesthetics.
  9. Urb
    80
    Experimental hip-hop and moppish guitar pop *can* go hand in hand. [#90, p.118]
  10. It's definitely a great step for the group.
  11. Spin
    80
    Just as you've got Cold House pegged as a way-underground cousin to Kid A and Vespertine, another element comes in from far left-field: hip-hop. [Dec 2001, p.163]
  12. This is, quite possibly, one of the finest releases of last year, and certainly one of the most overlooked.
  13. Q Magazine
    80
    Out there, but compelling all the same. [#184, p.137]
  14. Elegant, downbeat orchestral pop songs.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Blew
    Nov 30, 2006
    4
    Fantastically overrated! Pompous. Their early stuff is much better.
  2. MatteoV
    Jul 8, 2006
    10
    An excellent record.
  3. matta
    Aug 1, 2005
    9
    Not as good as Radiohead Kid A or The Notwist Neon Golden (albums with similar glitch elctronica fused in) but still a great listen and one Not as good as Radiohead Kid A or The Notwist Neon Golden (albums with similar glitch elctronica fused in) but still a great listen and one of the best albums of 2001. Full Review »