• Record Label: Anticon
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. True, the band has dialed back this tendency in comparison to Floating World, but the music on their latest still feels like a band struggling to edit themselves. However, there are some genuinely successful moments on Canopy Glow that play to Anathallo’s strengths.
  2. Canopy Glow can pass you by on first listen, but persevere and memorable moments do emerge.
  3. The unnatural and unnerving smoothness of Canopy Glow shows that if there was any one Anticon record that deserved to be called Alopecia, it's this one.
  4. Overall the sound is deadened by indecisive production that tries to highlight everything at once. The heights don’t sound as high as they should. [Year End 2008]
  5. There are some amazing moments on this record; it's a crying shame that they're linked with the sound of a band treading water.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. FranciscoO
    Mar 21, 2009
    10
    Fantastic album. A few listens only scratches the surface of the music that Anthallo have created and this might dissuade impatient Fantastic album. A few listens only scratches the surface of the music that Anthallo have created and this might dissuade impatient listeners. However, for those with the time on their hands will find a very deep, touching music created by these amazing musicians. Best album I have heard in a longtime. Full Review »
  2. JustinB
    Feb 17, 2009
    10
    Anathallo continued to produce great music with its newest album "Canopy Glow". Songs such as John J. Audobahn and Northern Lights are Anathallo continued to produce great music with its newest album "Canopy Glow". Songs such as John J. Audobahn and Northern Lights are arguably some of the best tracks they have ever written. This album shared my "Album of the Year" honors with Good Old War. Full Review »
  3. Zach
    Jan 5, 2009
    9
    Amazing follow up from an amazing band. I don't understand all the comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. I love his music as well but where he Amazing follow up from an amazing band. I don't understand all the comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. I love his music as well but where he is precise and controlled, almost robotic, Anathollo is free and daring. Full Review »