Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. May 27, 2014
    75
    Initiation won't win anyone over who wasn't already charmed by Dum Dum Girls or Crocodiles, but fans will welcome the addition that officially bridges the gap between two of garage rock's most prominent forces in recent history.
  2. May 27, 2014
    70
    They say love is blind; on the basis of this intelligently balanced LP, though, it certainly isn't deaf.
  3. 70
    The whole record is coated in a dense echo-fug, and is completely and utterly one-dimensional. But that, to be quite frank, is the strength of Initiation.
  4. May 27, 2014
    70
    Those eight songs are noisy psychedelic pop at its best, however, on par with anything else treading a similar path.
  5. 70
    By the time closing waltz 'Bring Me Down' ends, intimacy levels are so high that you feel like a contented voyeur.
  6. May 29, 2014
    64
    It's honest music from the noise-­pop couple, both of whom come into this project having broadened their sound within their own respective bands.
  7. May 27, 2014
    50
    The tracks may not be anything particularly bold or new, but this formula has been honed for long enough to make them successful, largely at least.
  8. 42
    Initiation is the type of album that’ll please many, infatuate a few, and fade from memory for the rest.
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  1. Jun 13, 2014
    10
    In the vein of Dum Dum Girls, Cold Cave, Jesus & Mary Chain with Hope Sandoval and many others, this album delivers the new-wave, post-punk,In the vein of Dum Dum Girls, Cold Cave, Jesus & Mary Chain with Hope Sandoval and many others, this album delivers the new-wave, post-punk, goth-synth-pop with some cool attitude, heavenly melodies and good lyrics. I love this album! Recommended! Full Review »