User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18

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  1. mattp
    Jun 4, 2005
    10
    one of the most amazing albums to listen to alone listen to the way his voice just pour out of him, like it's being channeled. at times playful, and spooky, it always reminds me of old antiques, beautiful and.. um, yes i'm high why do you ask?
  2. MJ88
    May 1, 2007
    9
    Great stuff. So amazingly heartfelt... it's a must-listen.
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    9
    Although Young Prayer isn't a very ambitious or experimental project unlike Panda Bear's AnCo work, he is able to pull off a beautiful, soothing piece of music. Listen to it on a cold winter day walking down an icy sidewalk and you'll understand why this is a masterpiece.
  4. Aug 4, 2014
    4
    Nowhere near as good as Person Pitch or Tomboy, but still has a few somewhat decent qualities going for it. Panda Bear is at his best when he's experimenting, and this just isn't that much of a risk.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Armed mainly with just his guitar and voice, Panda Bear creates some of the most longing and heart-rending songs you'll ever hear.
  2. Uncut
    60
    Weirdly affecting. [Dec 2004, p.151]
  3. If you're a fan of work by the Animal Collective, you'll probably want to check this out, but keep in mind that you'll need a little patience.