Dim Stars, Bright Sky

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Blender
    60
    So low-key that even the amplified instruments sound semi-acoustic. [#10, p.116]
  2. Uncut
    60
    If Doe intended to create an interlocked set of pieces that sustained a mood of pensive reverie, he succeeded, though there's a marked shortage of ear-grabbing, individual songs. [Mar 2003, p.95]
  3. For all the guest starpower, however, the results sound as anonymous as Doe's chosen name.
  4. The problem is the songs. Oh, the songs - they're pretty, all right, but there's no substance.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AdamL
    Jan 14, 2005
    10
    My favorite album of 03! No doubt that John can do whatever he sets out to do!
  2. JamesL.
    Oct 9, 2002
    5
    At first, I could barely sit through the entire album as it is very low key. After several listenings, I have grown to like it better. The At first, I could barely sit through the entire album as it is very low key. After several listenings, I have grown to like it better. The major problem is that the harmonies are barely distingushable and it simply doesn't ever take off. Full Review »