• Record Label: Kranky
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. gerryg
    Mar 15, 2009
    9
    It's a solid well done album with a lot of soul.
  2. erics
    Jun 22, 2009
    9
    All those reviews under 8 need to get there ears checked.
  3. RobinG
    Mar 15, 2009
    9
    Best ambient electronica ever recorded.
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. Tim Hecker's elegantly inventive way around sound art moved into a full decade of released work with An Imaginary Country, one of his most serene and, from its striking start "100 Years Ago" forward, uplifting albums.
  2. Nowhere is this idea of acceptance clearer than on An Imaginary Country. In a sense the album evokes nothing so much as Hecker himself, diligently and intuitively molding his sounds through synthesizer, guitar and laptop, and as a result may be the most symbiotic album of the year.
  3. An Imaginary Country suffers nothing for these decisions [to ease back on the heavier, noisier aspects of his work] and in fact nearly stands as a perfect counterpoint to the acidic blasts of white noise on "Harmony in Ultraviolet."