...And Then We Saw Land

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. And Then We Saw Land isn’t a bad album, it just doesn‘t grab you.
  2. Uncut
    60
    There's sparse evidence of their supposedly influential stay in Mali with desert bluesmen Tinariwen here, and ultimately their sonic porridge ends up a tad unsalted. [Mar 2010, p.98]
  3. Under The Radar
    60
    It's a record which breaks with their previous work in many ways, most noticeably with the absence of singer/songwriter and group founder Sam Genders, but also with its grander, wider sweep. [Winter 2010, p.66]
  4. The end result is an album that would be fine as a first effort--that is, if it did not naturally have to be compared to previous Tunng albums.
  5. No one should begrudge them their cleaner, smoother sound, but straight-laced songwriting has sapped the band's well-worn eccentricities. Tunng have outgrown and outlasted the restrictive genres they were once boxed into, but Saw Land struggles to find its place in a larger context.

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