Commune
GOAT - Commune
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2014 Rank: #150 / 827
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

What's intriguing about Commune is just how intrinsic this collective form is: the band make you wait until everything's properly aligned and in its place. 

80
The Skinny

Listen long enough and this record will do strange things to your mind

80
musicOMH

Boring is a word that does not come into Goat’s repertoire, and experimentation is the constant driving force.

80
NME

Compared to its predecessor, the production is snappier and helps lift the veil on their righteous noise. What lies beneath is frequently glorious, especially in the second half

80
DIY

In contrast to the popular resurgence of psychedelically minded rock music right now, Goat are making true, sludged up psychedelia that seems to come from a new, specially cultivated brain-lobe. 

73
Pitchfork

The ingenious part of Goat's act is that they've looped those artists' sounds back into drone-rock, expanding the range of tones and rhythms that most of the bands in Spacemen 3's wake have wielded at their disposal.

70
Drowned in Sound

It feels like the clearest expression yet of who they are, connected inexorably to the past, yet pointing towards a future in which music of all tribes and tongues is united.

Apr 12, 2015
SiberianBreaks
74
With less of a tribal feel to their sound, Goat make a decent sophomore effort here. They still have the great guitar work and the vocal style that defines the band. The album is just really backloaded. All the really solid songs are towards the second half and that's really the biggest problem with this album.

Favourite tracks: Talk to God, Goatchild, Goatslaves, Bondye, Gathering of the Ancient Tribes
Dec 8, 2014
Zatak
78
Not as impressive and remarkable as World Music. Even though there are tones of moments where we can see the band performance awesomely. The last part of the album is definitely my favorite with the tracks Hide From the Sun and Goatslaves.
Oct 31, 2014
Daredevil
78
De jolis passages mais album trop inconstant, il manque un peu de cohérence qualitative sur l'ensemble...amha.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#4/Time Out London
#10/Gigwise
#13/Rough Trade
#23/The Skinny
#36/NME
#42/Crack Magazine
#53/Uncut
Track List
  1. Talk to God
  2. Words
  3. The Light Within
  4. To Travel the Path Unknown
  5. Goatchild
  6. Goatslaves
  7. Hide from the Sun
  8. Bondye
  9. Gathering of Ancient Tribes
 


Added on: July 11, 2014