• Record Label: Ark 21
  • Release Date: May 1, 2001
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. KiaraS.
    Nov 8, 2001
    10
    I vote 10 even though it's not my favourite, but i think it's great! Songs like Sail my boat, You're amazing.... it's beautiful music
  2. hippychick
    Jun 1, 2001
    9
    fantastic, mechanical wonder and give me a letter are me favourites. Go OCS
  3. LeeC.
    Aug 2, 2001
    10
    measures up to mosely shoals and marchin already. possibly their best musically not generaly publicly album so far
  4. StuartR.
    Jan 26, 2002
    9
    A fine crafted album with a variety of textures and great for a spliff on a saturday afternoon.
  5. jill
    Sep 13, 2004
    10
    this album is excellent, i give it a ten.... i can get 'if i gave you my heart' out of my head...amazing music to chill to. x
  6. MarkF
    Feb 12, 2005
    3
    Well - I will have to give this album another good listen. I love O.C.S but thought this album was awful! (Far too down with no substance) I got to say though that I can't believe what I'm reading here (alot of good ratings) so maybe my view is a wrong one? Other albums by O.C.S have been more absorbing. Still - after reading what people think here makes me wonder if I should Well - I will have to give this album another good listen. I love O.C.S but thought this album was awful! (Far too down with no substance) I got to say though that I can't believe what I'm reading here (alot of good ratings) so maybe my view is a wrong one? Other albums by O.C.S have been more absorbing. Still - after reading what people think here makes me wonder if I should listen to mechanical wonder again! - mmmmm - I wonder? Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Yet despite the quality of Can't Get Back To The Baseline and the Kinks-like Give Me A Letter, several semi-acoustic fillers -- of which the dreary, You Are Amazing is the worst offender -- water down the album as a whole.
  2. Possibly the band's best album yet, destined to be loved by fans and loathed by critics, 'Mechanical Wonder' will be the soundtrack of spliffed up barbecues and boozed up afternoons with your mates for this summer and beyond.
  3. The Cliff's Notes of classic rock.