Black Sun - Gold Fields
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Australian dance-pop band was produced by Mickey Petralia and Scott Horscroft.
  • Record Label: Astralwerks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Exotic without ever being self-conscious, dreamy without ever missing the beat, and serious without losing the capacity for serious fun, Black Sun is a rare and heavenly event in the crowded universe of EDM.
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Black Sun is an infectious, dance-oriented release that summons the new romantic spirit, if not the moussed hair and neon blush, of such '80s bands as Duran Duran, ABC, and Spandau Ballet.
  3. May 8, 2013
    70
    Whether consciously or not, Gold Fields have created an album whose pure, visceral pleasures are so effective they preclude much else.
  4. Mar 29, 2013
    64
    Each song is constructed carefully and intentionally, much like their album as a whole.
  5. 60
    Overall, the few great tracks balance out the filler, and Gold Fields manages to forge a hodgepodge of weathered songs into something wholly emotional.
  6. Feb 28, 2013
    50
    The rehashed sound is tight and does a decent job of refining the genre. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.93]