Battles - Mirrored
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #20 / 626
User Score
Based on 169 ratings
2007 Ratings: #23
May 22, 2007 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pitchfork

Mirrored is a breathtaking aesthetic left-turn that sounds less like rock circa 2007 than rock circa 2097, a world where Marshall stacks and micro-processing go hand in hand.

80
NME

‘Mirrored’ is the sort of album that the sharp rock kids will be citing as an inspiration in the pages of NME in a decade’s time. It’s a glimpse through a prism into a myriad of rock futures, and all of them look like a blast.

EMR
87
One of the most intriguing experiences from the past decade, Battles' debut album brings the band really experimenting with all sorts of sounds and crazy arrangements. Those types that aren't often found in rock albums, and one might say that this band has been one of the most outstanding outfits of the 2000s for their progressiveness and forward-thinking song structures. Ian Williams' otherworldly guitar-playing (heritage from his Don Caballero times) can be found upfront most of the time, but ... read more
Lovdahl
93
This is why experimental music is important. Wonderful music.
EntryIncomplete
100
Love this sound so much. The result of advanced aliens trying to make a typical rock album.
Vitaminchick
80
A nice blend of math rock and synths.
rika_
75
a really fun and weird rock album. not sure what else to say about it.

fav tracks: rainbow, leyendecker, ddiamondd, race - (in), tonto
least fav track: atlas (if i had to pick one)
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Track List

  1. Race - (In)
  2. Atlas
  3. Ddiamondd
  4. Tonto
  5. Leyendecker
  6. Rainbow
  7. Bad Trails
  8. Prismism
  9. Snare Hangar
  10. Tij
  11. Race - (Out)
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