Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2006 Ratings: #450 / 689
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2006 Ratings: #66
Liked by 2 people
July 25, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dangerbird / Label
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Wow, did the critics get it wrong! One of the most inventive guitar albums of the #2000s, looking back at how ‘Carnavas’ and this era of Silversun Pickups has aged like a fine wine 🍷 🍾

So here we have a male frontman and vocalist waaaaay ahead of his time unafraid to challenge masculine singing stereotypes in rock while simultaneously making crispy, detailed, nuanced guitar textures atop infectious bass grooves and really innovative production. The use of guitar effects and ... read more
The space between grunge and indie rock
In 2006 Silversun Pickups brought us the missing link between the harsh and raw rock sound of grunge that dominated the airwaves in the early 90s and the experimental phase indie rock ushered in the 2010s. From time to time it feels like the mixture of Stone Temple Pilots and Arcade Fire, and that alone makes Carnavas an interesting listen. Fortunately, the end product is also really good.
The album starts with Melatonin, a roller coaster of a track. It ... read more
this album is so much more than Lazy Eye, which is a fucking incredible piece of music on its own.
Lazy Eye is a 10/10 song.
Lazy Eye is an awesome song, the rest is alright but some are forgettable. A pretty safe alt rock record for the most part.
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Track List


  1. Melatonin
  2. Well Thought Out Twinkles
  3. Checkered Floor
  4. Little Lover's So Polite
  5. Future Foe Scenarios
  6. Waste It On
  7. Lazy Eye
  8. Rusted Wheel
  9. Dream at Tempo 119
  10. Three Seed
  11. Common Reactor 


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Added on: January 6, 2013