Herbert
Scale

K7
2006
C
Reviewed by: Ian Mathers
Reviewed on: 2006-06-08



Posted 06/08/2006 - 02:35:38 AM by dougrokakis:
 I couldn't disagree with you more on this one Ian, but I'll let it slide because of the Goslings record. That was dead on.
 
Posted 06/08/2006 - 06:38:30 AM by npopp5:
 It seems like you are the one caught up with the gimicks, not Herbert. In obsessing over the various samples you apparently missed the incredible pop tunes that were right under your nose. While the album slows down near the end, "Something Isn't Right" & "Birds of A Feather" are easily two of the best ten songs I've heard all year.
 
Posted 06/08/2006 - 07:31:04 AM by mrameche:
 Wow. This is easily the best record I've heard in the past year. At least give the man some points for originality; you're not going to hear another record that sounds remotely like Scale for some time.
 
Posted 06/08/2006 - 12:17:04 PM by mtwill:
 have to agree with the other comments here and virtually EVERY OTHER review on the entire damn internet - its kind of hilarious how thoroughly wrong you are about this record. readers considering purchasing this wonderful, warm, beautiful and inventive record should consult any one of the numerous 'best of the year' kind of reviews it has received (see metacritic, for a convincing summary - although its a shame this know-nothing review is going to kill the score) for better guidance. i had kind of stopped reading stylus for a bit, but i'm glad to see you're still in top form, ian.
 
Posted 06/08/2006 - 05:01:10 PM by vsvsvs:
 Ian Mathers gave that last OK Go album an A. Nuff said.
 
Posted 06/15/2006 - 08:33:57 AM by guuzbourg:
 "So the problem we have here is that Scale is a record that is trying to work on two levels and they never really interact or reinforce each other satisfactorily." The real problem is that this 'problem' isn't a problem at all. Without the theories or sample-knowledge, Herbert made a very enjoyable, danceable, intelligent album. If you're interested in the what's and why's, log on to his site. If not, that's fine too. Moving Like A Train is brilliant Salsoul. If you can't hear that (or, like stated before, appreciate Something Isn't Right), the loss is yours.