Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Doss on his own delivers a more controlled sound that recognizes quality over quantity without falling off the deep end of electro-dabbling, a fault that plagued some of OTC's later recordings. The result is clear, concise and powerful.
  2. Here's my big problem with Age of the Sun: the ending.
  3. A meticulously crafted pop album that's as well suited for curling up on a bleak winter night as it is for driving with the top down on a bright summer day.
  4. Uncut
    80
    Undeniably the work of a modern underground pop maestro. [Apr 2002, p.113]
  5. There's lots of good stuff on Age of the Sun. It's just that sometimes, there's a bit too much of it.
  6. Like XTC's Skylarking, the Sunshine Fix's Age of the Sun utilizes the song-cycle form to take listeners on a warbling, blissed-out journey that revolves around the life-giving power of the sun as a central theme.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    The Fix is Bill Doss, here trading soundscapes for soft-focus songs dressed in late-'60s filigree. [8 Feb 2002, p.76]
  8. I've smiled and whistled right through every listen. But I haven't felt overwhelmed even once.
  9. Resembles Doss' prior work, except that many of the deliberately obscure sonic filters have been removed.
  10. Magnet
    70
    This may be more apple peel than you care to chomp on for a sloppy experimental pop act making its debut. [#53, p.92]

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