A New Tide

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2009
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20

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  1. MeanMrMonkey
    Apr 18, 2009
    5
    Their least interesting album. It is straightforward to the point of being bland in some spots. Seems destined for background music on network dramas. They are so much better than this.
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The kinder, gentler, safe-for-consumption-by-sorority-girls version is fine, but it's merely entertaining where it used to be enchanting.
  2. Gomez ups the musical ante with A New Tide, a brilliant 11-song collection of lyrical jewels embellished by colorful and unusual textural arrangements that a dynamics-loving jazz band could admire.
  3. There is some nice arrangements here, even if too many of the tracks sound like they belong on some type of chillout/easy listening compilation.