Dark Light Daybreak

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  1. BigTomCasual
    Dec 7, 2006
    Yeah, I'm not sure what is up with the backlash against this album. I'm very picky about what I listen to, and yet there are multiple tracks on this album that I can NOT get enough of. If you like catchy tunes that don't treat you like you're an idiot - check this out.
  2. ChristineR.
    Sep 29, 2006
    Possibly not as enticing as 2004s Fall Back Open (would that be because we don't hear Maria Taylor & Orenda Fink as much as we used to?) but still GORGEOUS album full of hummable tunes (don't believe the reviews!) AND moody atmospheres... Not a step forward, but a great step sideways...

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The brilliant new album Dark Light Daybreak sees Now It's Overhead mixing the smoldering and beautifully layered guitar sounds from 2001's self-titled debut with the haunting synth-pop beats from 2004's Fall Back Open and taking them a step further by including more intricate melodies, polished arrangements and even grander guitar-scapes.
  2. It’s a natural inclination for LeMaster to experiment, but it makes the songs often difficult and unengaging, giving off the impression that they’re half-formed.
  3. Urb
    This album pays less attention to the club lights and feels more clubbed over the head emotionally. [Sep 2006, p.136]