• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2006
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. It's not bad, it's just not as profound as Shineywater and Hughes would like everyone to believe it is.
  2. Keyboards, sparse guitar, and percussion along with gentle murmuring vocals move at a supremely slow pace making the tracks blend together so that most of them are indistinguishable from one another. [#14]
  3. The 10 drone-y songs on Brightblack Morning Light sound more like a soundtrack than a traditional album. [Aug 2006, p.206]
  4. They peddle freeform sleepy jazz with hypnotic percussion you'll either want to lie in front of for hours or run from screaming.
  5. The unashamedly wilful reductionism of Brightblack Morning Light will either engross or alienate listeners, depending wholly on instinctive preferences.
  6. Think Spiritualized with a Native American obsession. [Dec 2006, p.133]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. KevinM
    Sep 16, 2006
    8
    Groovy, the whole album melds together to create a very mellow mood. If mellow ain't your thing don't listen to this.
  2. MattR.
    Sep 7, 2006
    8
    This album is a pleasant, mellow listen. Great on headphones.
  3. toddw
    Jul 8, 2006
    9
    This album is pure mellow, stony, grooviness. Throw it on and unwind. Perfect for late, hot summer nights, before the birds start chirping This album is pure mellow, stony, grooviness. Throw it on and unwind. Perfect for late, hot summer nights, before the birds start chirping but after everyone's gone to bed. Can you dig it? Yes, you can. Full Review »