"Trades in the paranoid intensity of their last few albums for a softer, somber sound that accurately reflects the melancholy mood of the times. Despite the gloom, however, hope perseveres through the album, and strong melodies throughout make "How I Got Over" a stately, if bittersweet, affair."
"Relying mostly on abrasive lo-fi sounds inspired by 70's industrial groups, it sounds like Maya's trying to scare away the fans she made from "Paper Planes." As long as you're not expecting another fusion album along the lines of Kala (and you don't mind a little noise), this one's still a lot of fun."
"I'm not a huge fan of Avey Tare's recent switch to whiny, humanoid vocals (first heard on Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam) but thankfully that's not a prominent sound on this record. Most of this is dark, murky, and gurgly swamp pop. A welcome return to weirdness."
"This isn't the breakthrough masterpiece that I wish it was, but its highlights (Evil Boy, Enter the Ninja, Fish paste, & $copie) are brilliant, and show a potential for greatness that will hopefully be realized soon."