Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 24, 2020
    90
    Even when they're singing about the horrors of nuclear holocaust -- as they do on the Hendrix-ish "Mushroom Bomb" -- they can't help but sound quite addictively cheerful. [Aug 2020, p.27]
  2. Jun 30, 2020
    81
    The True Story of Bananagun is as exciting and addictive as debut albums come, appropriately soundtracking a much-needed hope in the future of the genre while brightening up early summer in the northern hemisphere.
  3. Mojo
    Jun 26, 2020
    80
    Genuinely inspiring, the story of Bananagun is a great yarn. [Aug 2020, p.87]
  4. Jun 24, 2020
    80
    From the starting gate to the finish line, The True Story of Bananagun is a genuine work of delight to listen to in all of its funky, jazzy, psyched-out glory.
  5. Jun 24, 2020
    80
    Vivid, colourful, and distinct, 21st century ennui has scarcely sounded so intoxicating.
  6. Jun 24, 2020
    80
    The True Story of Bananagun is one of the most inspiring debut releases of 2020 as a host of sounds infuse the musical spirit of these cosmic adventurers resulting in a dynamite and diverse record.
  7. 80
    Not only do the band successfully blend genres with ease, they thrillingly leap through whole musical movements from one note to the next.
  8. 70
    This is a warming, rewarding album that grows with each listen, blossoming and unfurling in front of you. If you can get past the intensity, and see through to the glowing heart at the centre of this record, it’ll keep you coming back again and again.
  9. Jun 26, 2020
    70
    Like so many 21st century psych-inspired bands, Bananagun lean awfully heavily into their love of a very specific era, but they've nonetheless made an exceedingly fun record with plenty of craft behind it.

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