• Record Label: Lex
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2005
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. While not any real cause for concern amongst Boom Bip fans, Blue Eyed in the Red Room is not the masterpiece that they might be hoping for.
  2. A noble, high-headed intelligent record.
  3. Blue Eyed in the Red Room doesn’t fit any hip hop preconceptions. Moving deftly from influenced to influential, Boom Bip defines himself by leaving limitations behind.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    A meditative mix of blips and strums. [4 Mar 2005, p.75]
  5. Although the mid-record change in direction provides breathing space, it begs the question whether the album was truly in need of any.
  6. Mojo
    80
    An agreeably bittersweet album. [Mar 2005, p.101]
  7. A restful wash of clean, simple lines, unfractured beats, and neon-tinted melodies.
  8. An intelligent, stimulating, sensitive, bravely confused little album unlike anything else you'll hear until... well, his next one.
  9. Q Magazine
    70
    Full of melancholy instrumentals rich in strings and percussive weirdness. [Mar 2005, p.104]
  10. Blue Eyed in the Red Room doesn’t quite congeal, primarily because Hollon’s two collaborative efforts are the most impressive moments. Reverse the 8:2 ratio of instrumental to vocal cuts, and we might be talking a long-striding keeper.
  11. Frequently magnificent, Blue Eyed in the Red Room offers up more with every listen.
  12. The Wire
    80
    One imagines Blue Eyed In The Red Room might serve as an alternative soundtrack to Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. [#252, p.47]
  13. Blue Eyed inarguably sets Hollon as one of the finest artists in electronica today, and it would be a shame if you were to miss out on this release.
  14. Under The Radar
    70
    The only complaint is that there seems to be no cohesive thread holding the songs together. [#9]
  15. Urb
    80
    This album is an ideal response to claims that electronic music has no soul. [Apr 2005, p.100]
  16. Blue Eyed... pegs him as a nimble architect of texture and melody, chiseling experimental forms into something refined.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GregoryD
    May 22, 2005
    9
    very inspiring work from BOom bip, different than his other works, but not necesarily less interesting. Best to consume at night, disconnected, ...
  2. AlanR
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    Beautiful...