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  • Record Label: Rykodisc
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. brianm
    May 20, 2006
    7
    This album is much more mellow than the last Elf Power record. The amped-up T-Rex riffage (which I liked) that dominated Beggar Boys is replaced with folky-acoustic guitar driven songs about nature and so forth. Which may be a good or a bad thing. The album is barely over 30 minutes long and breezes by quickly. A good enough listen for beginners and a solid album for fans.
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Though some Elf Power fans may be satisfied with the few songs that are reminiscent of the band's previous records ("The World Is Waiting," "23rd Dream") and the abstract, occasionally prog-like references to masters and kings, others may be disappointed, or at least confused, by the focus on experimenting with dark, Middle Eastern-inspired drones mixed with Western pop/folk sensibilities.
  2. Alternative Press
    70
    An intriguing album. [Jun 2006, p.178]
  3. It is all too easily consigned to background music if you stop paying attention.