Between The Senses


Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Combining the Verve's soul-searching themes with Radiohead's whisper-to-a-scream dynamics, Haven has come up with a weighty debut stocked with tender ballads, beautiful acoustic passages and several potential anthems.
  2. Haven's one weakness is their failure to ever pick up the pace or well, y'know, really rock; like Coldplay's two agreeable, unhurried albums, there's a sort of same-y-ness throughout Between The Senses' 12 lullabies.
  3. 80
    Some of the most powerfully surging melodies from a British band since the second Travis album. [March 2002, p.114]
  4. Between The Senses follows in the hallowed Brit-rock tradition of trembling vocals, chiming midtempo guitars and delicate lyrical sensibilities. [Oct 2002, p.80]
  5. The music here might be gimmick-free, but it's imbued with a dark sense of confidence.
  6. By the end, the album feels too long, with too many tunes trying and failing to make a unique impression.... At its best moments, though, Between the Senses is simply and unnervingly beautiful.
  7. Like a new friend who turns out to be a bit of a bore when you let them dominate the conversation, repeat listenings reveal an album bravely attempting to be a monumental statement on the state of life and love but falls short.

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