Cabinet of Curiosities

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 10, 2013
    80
    Gardner's sincerity, dexterity and lightness of touch raises this above a simple genre exercise. [May 2013, p.87]
  2. 80
    Like those fables we so fondly remember, Gardner’s debut is unforgettable.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    78
    Beneath the rainbows, emotional resonance may ultimately be Gardner's most distinctive calling card.
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    72
    Overlong albums are one thing, but overlong and sonically derivative albums are usually near unlistenable. But it's the individual songs that make Cabinet worth the time.
  5. Feb 28, 2013
    70
    While Gardner is no straightforward copyist, there’s not quite enough variety here to lift the album into the young new pretender territory that he is currently attracting.
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    He's made an album that sounds so good and authentically psych-like, and one that wraps the listener up in a warm embrace of misty melodies and cobwebbed arrangements.
  7. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    While Gardner's music isn't exactly anything new or groundbreaking, it serves as an appropriately nostalgic reminder of a time when it would have been.
  8. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2013
    60
    Elsewhere, Garner sounds like he's been spending time with Revolver, while songs like "The Ballad Of Little Jane" and the genial swirling "Lullaby" further the rich tradition of Dutch psychedelic pop. [May 2013, p.71]

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