Burning Daylight - King Dude
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 10, 2013
    60
    It's all appropriately spooky, though Cowgill's tendency to "sing" like Mark Lanegan doing an impression of Tom Waits suffering from laryngitis can be a bit of a distraction, obscuring some of the gothic weirdness of his songs.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    69
    Even if Burning Daylight occasionally slips into shtick, Cowgill is still a good songwriter who can evoke a dark mood and the big, warm, beating heart underneath it.
  3. Oct 31, 2012
    80
    There is a knowingness to Burning Daylight that sometimes verges on Pastiche, but Cowgill's Mordant deadpan means the mask never slips. [Nov 2012, p.77]
  4. 60
    While [pitch dark, occult-inspired music] might sound a bit novelty or even kitschy at first, it makes more sense once the initial discord wears off.
  5. Oct 31, 2012
    40
    Rather than referring to primal transgressions, however, Cowgill refers to the performative transgressions of earlier musicians. There is nothing wrong with this approach, and yet there is something about King Dude's particular gloss on neofolk that I find naggingly inauthentic.
  6. Oct 31, 2012
    70
    Burning Daylight's best songs emerge from an ominous fog of sounds.

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