Aw C'Mon

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2004
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. DecepticonPom
    Oct 27, 2004
    8
    Must admit I can't help but regard these two albums as one beautiful double player. Not normally what I would go for but an unexpected delight and my album of the year so far. Laid back, sometimes even ambient, yet rollocking in places, this was my most surprising discovery of 2004.
  2. andres
    Mar 18, 2004
    9
    Almost impossible to catergorize it's so varied. Difficult enough deciding which disc you'd like to listen to first; even after you've made your decision you'll be sorely tempted to play the disc that's just finished again. Superb.
  3. JohnnyV
    Jan 14, 2005
    9
    It's important to note that these albums were created as the soundtrack to the silent movie "Sunrise" directed by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu). Wagner started an expiremental challenge to write a song a day, during which time he was asked to produce a new soundtrack for a rerelease of the film. So, to refer to the music as background music is quite accurate. I'm a fan of the band, so It's important to note that these albums were created as the soundtrack to the silent movie "Sunrise" directed by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu). Wagner started an expiremental challenge to write a song a day, during which time he was asked to produce a new soundtrack for a rerelease of the film. So, to refer to the music as background music is quite accurate. I'm a fan of the band, so i'm biased, but thinking of the music of both albums in this context makes each album even enjoyable for me. It's great (but challenging) stuff. Expand

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. If Aw C'mon pales in comparison, it's due to a pronounced downbeat atmosphere and an over-reliance on cutesy, clunky titles.
  2. Aw C'mon is lovely, compelling, mysterious, and confounding.
  3. 80
    This is deep, rich, slightly unnerving and very very beautiful music. [combined review of both discs]