Cydonia

  • Record Label: MCA
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2001
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Revolution
    80
    Recaptures the formula that once, a decade ago, made them great. [Apr 2001, p.111]
  2. Cydonia, like much of Orb's output, shows a dual inclination toward ambient backgrounds and melodic, Massive Attack-style foregrounds--a tendency no doubt encouraged by its additional collaborators, who range from a host of engineers to old friend Robert Fripp. However, considering how few electronic acts have translated the indulgences of studio tomfoolery into consistently great records, it's reassuring that Orb has weathered its unplanned hiatus and released another winner.
  3. Magnet
    70
    Cydonia is a welcome return to the sensual, dubby, progressive trance that marked its best early work... [#50, p.102]
  4. With Cydonia, Paterson continues on the trippy trajectory he established in 1989 with his debut 22-minute single, "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld."
  5. Though Cydonia is far from being a dull, sequencer-heavy Namlook ambient release, it regrettably sounds irrelevant in today's climate.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. bosniat
    Jan 10, 2004
    9
    I think that the mormons are tied into the antichrist plan with mars and they hold religious beliefs like the cydonians did
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 29, 2003
    10
    The best electronic album ever made!
  3. IanM.
    Aug 21, 2002
    10
    FANTASTIC!! The orb never cease to amaze me! You are taken beyound the realms of normality to the place that can only be Ultraworld. Yeh......