American Football - American Football
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
1999 Rank: #40
Liked by 660 people
September 14, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
The record is defined by a sense of possibility and youthful discovery, and stands out not just as an anomalistic emo-jazz hybrid but as a lasting, iconic statement in the often blurry history of independent music.
75
Pitchfork
My biggest complaint about American Football, though, is that they don't suck terribly. As it stands, they create some very pretty tunes which are perfect for... well... emo-ish things, like cuddling, hanging around a playground at sunset, and sighing deeply. So, I guess I'll just have to pull up my argyle socks and deal with it.
BradTasteMusic
88

Fantastic. Everything you could ask for with this kind of sound. It’s gorgeous. My only complaint is it can feel maybe a bit TOO slow time to time. Regardless this is fantastic

Benny
90

Good Music.
American Football.
Minecraft.
Emo.
Rock.
Summer 2007.

exception
94

The most influential (and best) emo album of all time. The melancholy and comfy mood that this album weaves is one that is tough to master, but one of the most important parts of the record.

ironweb17
100

sounds like memories you wish you could go back to.
truly an all-timer.

JacobHingst
47

Jesus christ this thing is boring and overrated. I could barely finish it.

SMSMSMSM
93

emotionally potent and instrumentally spell binding

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