Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Another Day on Earth is produced to within an inch of its life, with layers of intricate detail and the most ethereal synth washes imaginable.
  2. The joy of hearing Eno's hushed, statesmanlike singing voice again is one thing, but the hymnal This and funky Under match anything in his canon.
  3. It is, like so many other pop albums, the kind of thing that grows on you and ferments into an incredible entity.
  4. A low-key but often lovely disc.
  5. If lightweight, it is often pleasant and amusing, if not utterly engaging.
  6. The majority of the vocals are so tweaked and treated, morphed and modulated as to simply lose any sense of the man himself.
  7. Though various tracks meander ("A Long Way Down") or are just unlistenable ("How Many Worlds"), Eno demonstrates that he's the architect who built the house most electro geeks walk around in aimlessly.
  8. Another Day On Earth is more blank than frank, a journey through a hollow land, more discreet than it needs to be. Imagine a recording in which every human error has been scrubbed, like coffee grounds off a formica counter.
  9. Another Day on Earth is a more personal album from the ambient avatar, a recording of rare and meticulous maturity.
  10. A fascinating look at planet Eno. [10 Jul 2005]
  11. 80
    This is perhaps Eno's most personal record to date. [Jul 2005, p.102]
  12. 60
    Exceedingly pleasant, if hardly groundbreaking. [Aug 2005, p.104]
  13. 60
    A record that encourages global consciousness shouldn't sound so isolated and chilly. [Aug 2005, p.110]
  14. Despite some affecting songs and intriguing production quirks, it lacks that kind of magic [of his 1970s albums]. [Jul 2005, p.113]
  15. Invisible melodies--sometimes too invisible--give shape to songs like wind billowing through curtains. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.143]
  16. 95
    Another Day... slithers easily into the company of his greatest releases, with jaw-dropping melodies and flawless, Passengers-era production, creating a soundscape as ethereal as Another Green World. [#16, p.90]
  17. 91
    [A] cosmos-goosing masterwork. [Jul 2005, p.104]
  18. In a pop world where everything feels amped up, who could have imagined that this once-chilly music could sound so comforting. [17 June 2005, p.79]
  19. A richly nuanced album, and eloquent in its restraint. [#257, p.57]
  20. Another Day is nowhere near as invested with ideas as Eno's name-making work, but its easy pleasures still rub and float away.
  21. While there’s no disputing the attractiveness of its well-polished recording... it’s patchy and... in places, disturbingly adult-contemporary.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    A beautifully produced album. I just wish it was longer. I love the way "And Then So Clear" builds. "This", "Under", and "Caught Between" are also among my favourites, though that list tends to change with each listen. Please sir, can I have more? Full Review »