Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    92
    Whether exposing light or dark, or some blank hue in the middle, Barnes has all but bulls-eyed his status as a brilliantly daring artist on Lousy.
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    90
    In control, indeed, and not just of scathing language. His command over his songwriter's rainbow, from pop sprite to pastoral sage to rockabilly goat gruff, redlines on "Hegira Emigre." [No. 103, p.56]
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    90
    In the grand tradition of rockers who have music to cure their own isolation and misery, Barnes and Of Montreal have entered a great one in the canon with Lousy With Sylvianbriar.
  4. Oct 7, 2013
    90
    Swapping out the sonic and mental clutter for a host of centered, unconfused rock tunes is a curveball move, for sure, but the end product is the most memorable, lasting, and relatable albums in Of Montreal's extensive catalog, and easily one of the best.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    6
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  2. Nov 1, 2013
    7
    Not a particularly good album but far from a bad one. It definitely has its moments but it really fails to provide a song, a hook, a chorus,Not a particularly good album but far from a bad one. It definitely has its moments but it really fails to provide a song, a hook, a chorus, an anything that would compel me to return to this album and give it more listens. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    9
    Looks like the critics can't agree on this one. After many listens, I am hearing some influences of beatles, deerhunter, velvet undergroundLooks like the critics can't agree on this one. After many listens, I am hearing some influences of beatles, deerhunter, velvet underground and maybe even foxygen, to name a few. With the exception of the song Hegira Emigre (which should be thrown out), all the songs are fantastic. I have listened to a lot of music this year, this is one of the best of 2013. Glad they changed things up, I was never a fan before. Full Review »