Broken Brights - Angus Stone

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 2, 2012
    Reductive re-workings of his heroes only remind you of his limitations. Lacking a pop compass, Stone just sounds lost. [Aug 2012, p.111]
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    The album is somewhat redeemed by a duo of commercially viable singles [Broken Brights, Wooden Chair]... As for the remainder of the album, there's little to recommend.
  3. 80
    Stone delivers what may be his masterpiece in Broken Brights, an album that seamlessly inhabits the resurgent Laurel Canyon sound.
  4. Jul 19, 2012
    One's enjoyment of this record will largely depend on the ability to endure a man doing an uncanny impersonation of a youthful Bob Dylan. [Aug 2012, p.80]
  5. 60
    It redeems itself by demanding careful listening: There's always something unexpected around the corner.
  6. Jul 19, 2012
    Broken Brights is like a stroll along the beach at dusk; reflective, intimate, nostalgic and yet full of tomorrow's promise. [Aug 2012, p.92]
  7. Jul 19, 2012
    His first official solo outing (he recorded a rollicking 2009 album under the moniker Lady of the Sunshine) finds the Australian singer/songwriter successfully bridging the gap between bearded Laurel Canyon rambler and bearded indie pop urbanite.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    In chemistry, you learn that combining two inconspicuous-looking substances can often create a whole new entity, sometimes in the midst of a rather impressive explosion. This same principle can be applied to Australian brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone. READ MORE HERE: Full Review »