Believe You Me

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    This is much more of an abstract, "experimental" affair than a pop one, as friendly and approachable as it is--only a fraction of the selections could properly be described as songs, and even those tend to spiral off down unexpected textural avenues.
  2. Sep 7, 2012
    80
    A pleasant escape that certainly deserves a good pair of headphones.
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    71
    Believe You Me comes off as a collaboration between two dyed-in-the-wool daydreamers, finding both harmony and intriguing incongruity in their respective visions.
  4. Uncut
    Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Barwuick's reliably beautiful voice sits at the back of the mix, observing the shimmering sonic haze below her. [Sep 2012, p.81]
  5. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2012
    60
    Believe You me is something of an art-house installation. [Oct 2012, p.86]
  6. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It's immensely listenable throughout, but at its best--with 'Vistate' and 'Cara Falsa'--it's truly spellbinding.
  7. 70
    There are moments at which the album relaxes too much, finding itself dangerously near the line of New Age spa music, but these are certainly the minority.
  8. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It takes its time, but its rewards are plentiful.
  9. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It works to the strengths of each, allowing Negro and Barwick their own spaces to shine while sculpting an overall, engrossing ambience around the pair.
  10. The Wire
    Dec 5, 2012
    80
    The musicians' sensibilities combine to create a bliss pop which doesn't simply evoke the spirit of summer, but allow it to bleed into every chord. [Oct 2012, p.64]

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