AOTY 2020
of Montreal - UR FUN
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #468 / 764
User Score
Based on 183 ratings
2020 Ratings: #730
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January 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
God Is in the TV

Of Montreal’s UR Fun is a proper giddy listen.

80
Northern Transmissions

UR FUN lives up to its title, through 80s-inspired production and melodies, but also through a band-like warmth.

80
AllMusic

Taken together, infectious rhythms, smart lyrics, and effervescent chorus hooks that deliver throughout Ur Fun make it more than a mere amusement.

80
Spill Magazine

UR FUN is an amazing addition to the Of Montreal catalogue. It may not be my favorite Of Montreal albums, but it is certainly one of the best.

78
Paste

With tunes for dancing, thrashing and falling apart, of Montreal’s latest effort is a fitting start to 2020. The pre-drinks may have been a trip, but UR FUN is one party that you don’t want to miss.

70
Exclaim!

While Of Montreal's brand of pop music has often been brainy and verbose, these songs offer simpler pleasures. UR FUN is, well, fun.

70
musicOMH

What this album shows is that Barnes and his band are still capable of providing a soundtrack to the best party you’ll never be invited to.

65
Under The Radar

The album is a straightforward set of glistening pop songs that don't aspire to be much more than that.

60
Crack Magazine

A collection of songs that are musically concise and lyrically complex, with varying degrees of success on both fronts.

59
Pitchfork

UR FUN keeps the party going, even if it often sounds more like a patchwork of soft-boiled singles than an album with a cohesive narrative arc.

Doublez
59
I'm a big fan of the band, especially since Hissing Faura..., but without lying to you I've never listened to an Of Montreal album as boring, predictable, almost generic at times and uninspired as this one. UR Fun sounds nice at times and it's always a pleasure to listen to the delirium and the voice of Kevin Barnes.

Of course I want to make it clear that my argument is my fan opinion, but it's not even that much fun, it sounds like a cliché of romance, pushed to the ridiculous. By ... read more
MasterCrackfox
75
Barnes goes out on his own under the of Montreal moniker to craft an album full of synthy, hooky and bubbly songs that are dance-heavy and catchy to boot. UR FUN certainly exemplifies the sound of having a good time and the whole experience is inevitably a catchy one.

Barnes flexes his talents by stepping out alone; his voice has always been perhaps the greatest asset of of Montreal but clearly he brings more to the table than his voice alone.

Although I have never gotten heavily into the ... read more
Sagittarius
44
No your not

(Me talking to the album name)
TheBravesDH
72
It is actually a more fun record than they've had in a while, but feels like it just continues a long streak of solid, but inessential, albums for them. This is very much an homage to 80s pop and if you liked the lead singles, then you'll probably be okay with this. I found the lyrical themes to be expressed in mostly smart and interesting ways, but that's nothing new for Kevin Barnes. The second half unfortunately does lose quite a bit of steam and features a couple of Kevin's worst vocal ... read more
JayCrackers
73
of Montreal's latest release, UR FUN, is well... A FUN listen. It is catchy and so dance-able and the vocal as usual for of Montreal are outstanding. However, it didn't really impress me as much as I would like but it set out what it want to accomplish.

Track Review

Peace To All Freaks 7.5/10
Polyaneurism 7.5/10
Get God's Attention By Being an Atheist 7/10
Gypsy That Remains 7/10
You've Had Me Everywhere 7/10
Carmillas of Love 7/10
Don't Let Me Die In America 7.5/10
St. Sebastian ... read more
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Track List

  1. Peace To All Freaks
  2. Polyaneurism
  3. Get God's Attention By Being an Atheist
  4. Gypsy That Remains
  5. You've Had Me Everywhere
  6. Carmillas of Love
  7. Don't Let Me Die In America
  8. St. Sebastian
  9. Deliberate Self-harm Ha Ha
  10. 20th Century Schizofriendic Revengoid-man
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