Darkness At Noon - A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Darkness At Noon Image
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Jeremy Barnes is backed by additional musicians on this second eclectic AHAAH disc, which encompasses styles from folk to klezmer to mariachi.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Darkness at Noon is the most exciting record to be put out this semester.
  2. What is remarkable is the way that they have made a recording that can remain entertaining and engaging, resist becoming background, even while leaving you with the nagging sense that it was about nothing but the act of musical reference itself.
  3. Darkness at Noon thrives on pushing and pulling the listener from emotional peak to valley.
  4. An absorbing, exuberant flourish of outwardly incompatible genres. [Apr 2005, p.122]
  5. It's interesting, at times catchy, but should be avoided if klezmer and mariachi aren't your bag. [#9]
  6. 60
    Horrific it's not, but with its cover of protest song "Portlandtown" and Dubya-inspired lyrics on "Laughter In The Dark", neither is it an innocent pleasure. [Apr 2005, p.105]
  7. More carnival claustrophobia than world tour.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. TomasA
    Jan 18, 2006
    8
    Great album with a certain mood