Archipelago - Hidden Orchestra
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 23, 2012
    60
    As it stands, the rich resources Acheson has at his disposal are sadly compromised and the orchestra is indeed hidden rather than exposed.
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    Hidden Orchestra occasionally skirt the borderline of cheese, but thankfully manage to stay on the right side of it, for the most part.
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    88
    As the album unfolds you're drawn inexorably into a world of high quality music that deserves to be savoured, devoured, replayed and pored over, and above all, enjoyed.
  4. Oct 23, 2012
    60
    Clever, but not clever-clever. [Nov 2012, p98]
  5. Composer Joe Acheson seems more interested in texture than development and you can long for a discordant voice, but as head-nodding experiences go, this is pretty good.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Oct 24, 2014
    8
    great album that i enjoy listening from the start to the end and the last song just closes it greatly (even though is quite short). is nice togreat album that i enjoy listening from the start to the end and the last song just closes it greatly (even though is quite short). is nice to hear bands that stands out from others and HO does that and blowing your ears if you let them. Full Review »