Black Gold

  • Record Label: Poptones
  • Release Date: May 15, 2006
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The songs... are as wonderful, as creative, as exquisitely saddening as ever.
  2. "Black Gold" is a fine, fine record and undoubtedly the greatest thing he's ever done.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Rather than a departure from the zig-zag folktronica of The Beta Band, [it is] more an incremental shift in oddness. [Jun 2006, p.105]
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    It's good to have his unique groove back. [Jun 2006, p.116]
  5. Like the Betas' Heroes to Zeros, Black Gold isn't a flashy record.... But unlike Heroes to Zeros, Black Gold sounds agreeably homespun.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. garyl
    Jun 3, 2006
    9
    Why is this brilliance not in the mainstream? As with the beta band, if you don't get it, you're not really listening.
  2. alic
    Jun 3, 2006
    10
    Fantastic Beta Band-esque fun and weirdness. Almost as if they never left us.