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  • Summary: This is the Matador debut for the Northern California outfit founded by cabin- and tent-dwelling childhood friends (from Alabama) Nathan Shineywater and Rachael Hughes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. 80
    A fantastic hybrid of Spacemen 3 and Deep South voodoo. [Oct 2006, p.99]
  3. You will have to surrender yourself completely to this record, for left as background music it will waft pleasantly around your head and out your window.
  4. Thankfully, the music that accompanies their lyrical flights of fancy and ever so stoned imagery soothes the chafing caused by such unabashed and often lurid flower power ranting.
  5. 70
    Thankfully, Brightblack's mellow mysticism never comes at the expense of a frisky groove. [Jul 2006, p.97]
  6. It's not bad, it's just not as profound as Shineywater and Hughes would like everyone to believe it is.
  7. 20
    Sounds like the Band in a coma. [Jul 2006, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. toddw
    Jul 8, 2006
    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. Expand
  2. MattR.
    Sep 7, 2006
    This album is a pleasant, mellow listen. Great on headphones.
  3. KevinM
    Sep 16, 2006
    Groovy, the whole album melds together to create a very mellow mood. If mellow ain't your thing don't listen to this.
  4. MarkO
    Jul 6, 2006
    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! Expand