AOTY 2018

Certainty Waves

The Dodos - Certainty Waves
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #291 / 706
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
October 12, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

The invigorated approach to production, arrangements, and, in many cases, performances makes for a still highly listenable set that's at least as likely to excite as to challenge.

80
Under The Radar

If this is what a midlife crisis sounds like—vital, strange, excited, intelligent, and wise—then, with minor reservations, bring it on.

75
The 405

The band’s first album in three years sees them re-defining the limits of their sound with riotous success.

64
Pitchfork

This focus on sound manipulation and contrary motion ends up reinforcing the fussiness that has increasingly tempered the Dodos, even at their most explosive.

rosevean
70
#2 IF, #5 SW3, #7 Ono Fashion
66
You have to give a band like The Dodos credit — it’s been a long time since this sound was what tastemakers were promoting, but every few years, despite gradually diminishing attention, the band reappears and does what it does best. “Certainty Waves” is ten years removed from their high-water mark “Visiter,” but the band is as upbeat, fun, and hyperactive as ever. But The Dodos find themselves in a bit of a conundrum; they’ll be knocked if they simply ... read more
NR
Their best since No Color.
TheBravesDH
62
They just don't make Dodos records like they used to. It's not really anything bad, but I forget I'm listening to this thing when it's on. Very anonymous set of tracks.
winitheju
65
Miss the Dodos of old. This is a few disappointing albums in a row :(
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Track List

  1. Forum
  2. If
  3. Coughing
  4. Center Of
  5. Sw3
  6. Excess
  7. Ono Fashion
  8. Sort Of
  9. Dial Tone
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, bgod
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Added on: August 7, 2018