Choral

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. RobertPs
    Mar 10, 2009
    10
    It's one of the best albums I've ever heard. It just puts you in an earthy state of mind. Why go outside?

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Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. That said, try as you might, you can listen a hundred times and not catch all the utterly magical, deeply moving, and beautifully arresting aural majesty to be found on Choral.
  2. What we’re left with, speakers humming with aftermath, is the possibility of a real and significant realization: that between Hecker and Mountains, 2009 suggests a sea change--and I can’t think of a more appropriately grand term--in which ambient music may just enter a post-Eno peak.
  3. Choral sometimes feels staid and a little postcard-y: a pretty gesture that fails to eclipse the experience of actually going somewhere.