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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio album for the duo of Al Cisneros and Amos continues its guitar-less music.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    90
    With its obtuse rhythm and the inevitably impenetrable lyrics, Om offer their own truth, one with many questions and answers.
  2. 80
    OM delivers transcendental moments on Advaitic Songs, entrancing washes of mystic depth.
  3. Aug 24, 2012
    80
    Advaitic Songs is Om 2.0's second full-length album, and it is far and away the most entrancing document the band has released.
  4. 70
    Brain-rinsingly psychedelic without needing to tell you about it, they deserve to sit at the table with Current 93 and post-Syd/pre-stadium Pink Floyd.
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    70
    Advaitic Songs doesn't feature one of the lengthy, insistent, sense-dissolving tracks they usually supply. Instead the tracks feel restrained and poetic, but not always very substantial. A pity, but at the same time, Advaitic Songs does reward multiple listens. It's a subtle and meaningful album.
  6. Jul 24, 2012
    70
    Next to the realized space of OM's previous albums, which has always contributed greatly to the spiritual and meditative focus they convey, Advaitic Songs sounds flat, a detriment to the album which might otherwise be, next to their grandest, OM's most accomplished.
  7. Jul 19, 2012
    30
    Their ragtag religious signifiers, stretching from the Mediterranean to Bengal, feel like gap year blog entries, and Cisneros' wizened sage delivery is ludicrous. [Aug 2012, p.77]

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