Audience of One - Oren Ambarchi
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Like O'Rouke, Ambarchi skips light-footed across vast terrain in under an hour, and comes out with something that resonates perfectly. [Mar 2012, p.50]
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    With Audience of One he applies his mastery of both instruments [drums and guitar] to a surprisingly diverse four-part suite. [Apr 2012, p.95]
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Next to "Knots," the rest of the record feels like a sort of necessary supplement. The quiet before and after the storm, it prepares and relieves us.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    From its start, Audience of One diverges starkly from the expected; by its end, the sense of surprise is replaced by that of satisfaction.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Recruiting a variety of guests and fellow travelers, including Eyvind Kang and Crys Cole, Oren Ambarchi continues in his vein of excellent solo releases on Touch with 2012's An Audience of One.
  6. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    His solo work tends to be more delicate--with Audience Of One capturing him at his most porcelain.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    It feels like he's listening harder than ever to feel out new ways to move forward, causing him to quietly cleanse his vision in ever more compelling ways.
  8. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    If this album could have received the editing it needed, it would have made for an extraordinary EP.

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