Darkel

User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. AlexA
    Nov 12, 2006
    6
    For Air fans only.
  2. LeoF
    Sep 30, 2006
    4
    I'm giving it 4 only for the production (which is good). He's trying too hard to be a pop star and there's nothing wrong in that. The problem is that the whole album sounds faceless and tepid and the songs are terrible.
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Shot through with attention to detail and the lush production typical of Dunkel’s main concern, Darkel might have its moments of archness but it knows how to shake it’s booty, too.
  2. Without his band's usual deep-pile arrangements, these twinkling melodies and synth-prog twiddles sound rather insubstantial.
  3. Sometimes moody, sometimes optimistic, this doesn’t feel sure of what it wants to be and instead feels a little like an Air outtakes album.