Rave Tapes
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2014 Rank: #321 / 827
User Score
Based on 118 ratings
January 21, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop, Rock Action / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
mogwai.co.uk / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Rave Tapes is filled with expert contrasts, making this a pulse-quickening return from a band that’s still evolving, and still amazing.

90
musicOMH

Rave Tapes might not be a complete change in direction for Mogwai, but it is different enough to suggest that there’s plenty of inventiveness left in the band yet.

80
DIY

These unnerving moments and electronic flourishes show that 'Rave Tapes' is more than a side step. This won’t change your mind about Mogwai but it does more than enough to underline the fact that they are one of the most singular, interesting and disarming bands out there.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Rave Tapes doesn’t quite reach the euphoric heights of Hardcore Will Never Die, but it is an elaborate and intelligent album from a group that isn’t interested in grabbing their listeners by the scruff of their collective neck anymore

70
Drowned in Sound

It’s not that Rave Tapes is disappointing, it’s just underwhelming - but it’s beautiful enough that maybe that doesn’t matter. 

60
Pitchfork

Rave Tapes is the work of an oddly conservative band, turning away from the openness they once embraced. At some point Mogwai got less interested in testing the boundaries of their music, instead settling for being comfortable working within them.

May 15, 2017
aaron
73
Re-murdered is its own beast and worth getting completely lost in.
Oct 6, 2014
Daredevil
75
Pour moi, le premier album décevant de l'incontournable Mogwai...
May 21, 2014
SiberianBreaks
NR
I found it to be inconsistent and sometimes forgettable. Only a couple of tracks really stuck out to me. This album felt lazy to me.

Favourite tracks: Heard About You Last Night, Hexon Bogon
May 3, 2014
austincrane235
38
Best Track: Heard About You Last Night or Remurdered
Worst Track: Repelish
Most Overrated Track: Simon Ferocious
Most Underrated Track: Master Card
Feb 24, 2014
SeenYourVideo
71
Drone rock? Drone instrumental rock? Not a bad way of summing it up. Not a great one either.


Added on: October 28, 2013