A New Day At Midnight

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2002
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 60
    The album merely washes pleasantly past, tickling the ear and delivering a few hummable refrains. There's nothing here to lift listeners the way White Ladder did. [#12, p.143]
  2. 60
    A poor man's Aimee Mann. [Jan 2003, p.99]
  3. He sticks with simple acoustics and subtle string arrangements; however, A New Day at Midnight doesn't possess the heavy heart of White Ladder.
  4. As uncharismatic as its creator, it's certainly boring, but no more so than anything Richard Ashcroft has come up with.
  5. 40
    He lets the technology overwhelm the proceedings and all too often it is used in service of forgettable, substandard melodies.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    7
    Some people said Gray attempted to make White Ladder II with this record but I don't think that's the case. A New Day At Midnight is one ofSome people said Gray attempted to make White Ladder II with this record but I don't think that's the case. A New Day At Midnight is one of David Gray's most upbeat records, especially when compared to this record's predecessor. There are plenty of nice singalong tunes present and it's an appealing listen, however it lacks the heart and soul of White Ladder. While the songs are decent, too often the songs are overproduced with too much going on in them, taking away from the more stripped down style he had previously employed to show off the strength of his song writing. While everything came together perfectly for Gray to make the excellent "White Ladder", "A New Day At Midnight" is more indicative of Gray's work in general, good but not quite brilliant. Full Review »
  2. buzz
    Apr 11, 2003
    8
    I think I own all of David Gray's CDs, expert, nooooo. The lyrics as always set him apart from the rest. His voice, wonderful, but, I think I own all of David Gray's CDs, expert, nooooo. The lyrics as always set him apart from the rest. His voice, wonderful, but, where is your accent that I have always loved to hear. I like his words, his music, and the sound. Even if this one isn't my favourite David Gray CD, David Gray is still my favourite singer song writer. Full Review »
  3. KarenS
    Mar 13, 2003
    10
    Where have you been all my life!! I saw/heard you first on the Saturday Early Show, & you are amazing. You did Other Side. I went straight Where have you been all my life!! I saw/heard you first on the Saturday Early Show, & you are amazing. You did Other Side. I went straight out & bought both your CDs. Now for the really funny part; I'm 58 yrs. old. Sober in AA 131/2 yrs. Your lyrics speak to me. Yes, you are amazing, across the generation gap...A New Day At Midnight...One Day At A Time Thank you David....thank you so very much...karen Full Review »