Daybreaker - Beth Orton

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It's a downer, sure, but if you've got the patience, this disc's subtle meditations have a way of working themselves into your heart.
  2. Daybreaker bears all the strengths and beauty of the earlier Orton CDs, but it also shows some growth.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 21, 2013
    Orton's strongest and most satisfying outing to date, Daybreaker achieves that rare balance of musical diversity and thematic cohesion. Choice collaborations with the likes of Ryan Adams, Emmy Lou Harris and Johnny Marr extend Orton's artistic range. But it's the production that elevates this record, with Victor Van Vugt, William Orbit, the Chemical Brothers, Ben Watt and Orton herself contributing to an overall intensity and warmth that eclipses 1999s Central Reservation. Listen to: "Mount Washington", a slow motion launch into a haze of sound that is Orton's folktronica tour-de-force. Full Review »