User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. AdamP.
    Sep 21, 2001
    9
    wo-wo!
  2. JonathanG
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    By far Stereolab's most interesting and emotional work. Amazing structural development, with interesting polyrhythms. The brilliance of this is hidden just below the surface. Don't listen to the lazy critics who overlook this album.
  3. MattV
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    my favourite album of all time...absolutely beautiful...
  4. LeonardoF
    Oct 25, 2005
    10
    we'll miss you, mary.
  5. RyanC.
    Aug 26, 2001
    10
    Why would you rate this lower than a 10?
  6. Coob
    Dec 12, 2002
    9
    Can you believe Stereolab singer Mary Hansen in dead? I still can't believe it. They are such an innovative band and it is such a tragic loss. Anyhow, Sound-Dust is amazing. Check it out!
  7. GarvinG
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    Stereolab once again produces an incredible original sound that allows for the mind to soar.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    A disappointment compared with their action-packed output of the late '90s. [Fall 2001, p.136]
  2. 80
    An optimistic-feeling, playful record that recalls the jazzy-edged sunshine and beat pop of the '60s.
  3. A major rebirth, relegating the chirpy melodies to expedients, relying less on Sadier's monotone singing, and reaching for new formats within the group's formidable compositional skills.