• Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2012

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    This compilation may primarily be valuable for illustrating the full length and breadth of Sylvian's musical progression.
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    A Victim of Stars doesn't offer much to anyone already immersed in that world. For everyone else this is an engaging scratch at the surface of a wide-open mind.
  3. Jun 5, 2012
    Throughout, Sylvian's songs retain their peculiar emotional coloration, of tension bubbling just under the surface.
  4. May 24, 2012
    A Victim of Stars is a fine testament to Sylvian's artistry, but by all means new listeners shouldn't stop there.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    As a portrait of a great artist who has never stopped progressing and carving a niche that is equal parts challenging, enjoyable and moving, it does a brilliant job.
  6. Q Magazine
    Mar 13, 2012
    A Victim Of Stars is the ideal primer to an almost three-decade solo career, with the bait of one impeccable new track. [Mar 2012, p.117]
  7. Mar 6, 2012
    Yes, it's a ridiculous, sometimes patchy affair, but that feels entirely apposite.
  8. Mar 6, 2012
    Musically, too, he became far more adventurous than both Roxy Music and the New Romantic legions who echoed the original glam-rock innovations, his work paralleling that of questing artists like Scott Walker and Talk Talk.

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