World's Most Stressed Out Gardener

Chad VanGaalen - World's Most Stressed Out Gardener
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2021 Ratings: #62 / 179
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2021 Ratings: #86
Liked by 4 people
March 19, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Neo-Psychedelia / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Although it's tempting to wish for an entire album in the same style — the krautrock tunes are especially strong — that wouldn't be nearly as fun as this strange tour through VanGaalen's brain.

80
DIY

Long-time followers of Chad’s will find his cartoonish appetite for invention intact on ‘World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’, the latest despatch from the Canadian’s own idiosyncratic corner of the musical world.

80
Under The Radar

World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener breathes, stares, and shovels through this universe one tangled root at a time.

73
Pitchfork

Holed up in his DIY inventor’s laboratory,  VanGaalen delivers his most abrasive, unstable collection in years. Even this notorious Canadian recluse can't stop a little apocalyptic dread from creeping in.

70
AllMusic

It can all be a bit much at times, but this all-in approach to creativity has been VanGaalen's M.O. from the start, and his talent remains something to behold.

Orlkont
80
I think Chad has had enough Stardew Valley for now. But seriously, I've always loved listening to folk music that doesn't take itself too seriously. This album has a perfect balance of that crookedness and also calmness. There's a song called "Plant Music" ffs. Also, I said seriously twice in a same sentence. Oh well.
StaticKid
76
This sounds like Octopus Garden but if RIngo could actually write a song
7rent
70
Once this album hits track 4, it really gets going.
EdFruscley
88
With little things, Chad made a beautiful closeup of what he needed with the album, at least for me. This album is the closest experience of myself that I've been had in years. As he says. Nothing is really that strange. I'm glad to listen to this album
seaofblasphemy
61
Some good ideas but a lackluster experience overall
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Added on: January 28, 2021