Both Lights

by Au
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  1. May 26, 2012
    7
    What we'll find on the album - "Both Lights" is best expressed by the song "Epic" - with a very appropriate title. The material on the album is an experimental alternative in a very pompous edition. Even on seemingly so simple structurally compositions as "The Veil" hybrid elements are involved, so that songs takes different, unpredictable - but also a very interesting shape.
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    70
    With individual tracks as strong as "Solid Gold", "The Veil", and, particularly, "Epic", Both Lights is a terrific collection, and that may be enough for some people. But its failings in terms of flow, the inclusion of jarring throwaways like "Today / Tonight", and some unflattering track juxtapositions make for an album best consumed in small bites.
  2. Crafting an album that's bold and expansive but manageable and narratively sound is no easy task, and that's exactly what AU have done.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    It's a tight 40 minutes of compacted, runaway virtuosity.