• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2006
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. MattR.
    Sep 7, 2006
    8
    This album is a pleasant, mellow listen. Great on headphones.
  2. MarkO
    Jul 6, 2006
    4
    Eh... Not much to this. The first song or two reminds me of the slow bluesy riff from that movie, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", when the cop tows their car away. And since this album is kinda 'same-sy' beginning to end, then it all reminds me of that song. So if you liked "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", then this may be right up your alley!
  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 but after everyone's gone to bed. Can you dig it? Yes, you can.
  4. 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.
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. 70
    Thankfully, Brightblack's mellow mysticism never comes at the expense of a frisky groove. [Jul 2006, p.97]
  3. The word "Hypnotic"'s overused, but the band's spatial know-how and rigorously muted flourishes are more than deserving of the accolade. It's well-deep, blossoming ambiance.