'They sound leaner and more quietly aggressive than ever--a streamlined, seething version of themselves.' Q Magazine
'Rave Tapes does not find Mogwai colonising new territory, but that seems fair when their own stretch of land is still giving up such gold.' Mojo
'Best of all, though, is the opener "Heard About You Last Night". Though typically methodical, it glows with a kind of staid, epiphanic inner-beauty, the most elegant, graceful thing they've ever recorded.'
'Rave Tapes is a diverse and supremely confident record.' Rock Sound
'It is perhaps the most immediate and musically diverse album they've recorded.' MusicOHM.com