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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. Dec 12, 2013
    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 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. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 70
    Comes off likea rave-era update of Van Morrison's blue-eyed soul. [Feb 2003, p.138]
  2. A New Day at Midnight is not White Ladder part 2, but it does bear certain similarities, namely emotional, beautiful music matched with equally beautiful lyrics, and, of course David Gray's unmistakable voice.
  3. 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]